Potter's Bowl canceled

February 17, 2003|by JULIE E. GREENE

The eighth annual Potter's Bowl fund-raiser for the Community Free Clinic was canceled Sunday because of the snowstorm, but neither the soup nor the bowls will go to waste, an organizer said.

The 30 to 40 gallons of eight different soups will be given to the new day shelter for the homeless at New Light Metropolitan Community Church during the next few days, event co-chairwoman Carol Mendelsohn said.

People who bought tickets for $30 per person can take their ticket to Trinity Lutheran Church in Hagerstown between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday to select a bowl, Mendelsohn said.

"People come for more reasons than to get a bowl. They come to have fun and to make a donation for the Free Clinic, but we like them to be able to choose a bowl," Mendelsohn said.


The potters who created the more than 300 bowls can pick up their tickets at the church so they, too, can select a bowl, Mendelsohn said.

Trinity Lutheran Church is at 15 Randolph Ave., at the corner of North Potomac Street, she said.

Mendelsohn said 247 people were expected to attend the Potter's Bowl. This was the first time the event had to be canceled.


  • MARC Train Service has been suspended for today.

  • Valley Mall was closed Sunday. Mall officials were to decide this morning whether to open the mall today.

  • Prime Outlets at Hagerstown was closed Sunday. Outlet officials were to decide this morning whether to open the stores today.

  • Hagerstown Community College was closed Sunday and will be closed today.
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