feb 17 potter's bowl

February 17, 1999

Nestled in the ladles at the fourth annual Potter's Bowl Dinner will be loads of lentils, carrots, onions and celery.

Four of the seven recipes being served at Congregation B'nai Abraham contain no meat - Lentil Soup, Butternut Squash Soup, Mushroom Barley Soup and Cream of Curried Vegetable and Split Pea Soup. But for those who want a bit of meat, there also will be Turkey Sausage and White Bean Soup, Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls and Beef Vegetable Soup.

The sold-out dinner, scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, benefits Community Free Clinic. The 110 ticketholders, who paid $25 each to attend, will indulge in soups made by members of B'nai Abraham Sisterhood and other volunteers and served in bowls made by potters from Washington and Frederick counties in Maryland, Berkeley County, W.Va., and New Jersey. In addition to full stomachs, attendees will take the bowls home with them.


Breads and muffins also will be served, along with desserts made by members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hagerstown.

Another part of the evening is a raffle, the tickets for which are still on sale for $1 each or six for $5. The prizes are a Raku pottery lamp made by Debbie Dickenson of Keedysville; Miller House watercolor by Lucy Ecker of Hagerstown; personalized mailbox or house plaque by Doug Beckley of Carriagehouse Designs of Hagerstown; signed and framed poster by Barbara Brody of Chambersburg, Pa.; and a facial and steam bath from Potomac Studio and Day Spa in Hagerstown. Winners do not have to be present at the dinner, says Carol Mendelsohn, co-coordinator of the event with Janet Emral Shaool.

Mendelsohn says she hopes to expand the event next year so more people can attend.

If you would like to buy or sell raffle tickets, call Mendelsohn at 301-797-1585 or Shaool at 301-797-3533.

- Meg H. Partington

The following potters donated a total of 125 bowls for Potter's Bowl Dinner:

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