Buzz: 16th Annual Empty Bowls set for Nov. 13. Learn about the trees lining King Fisher Trail on Oct. 31.

Buzz: 16th Annual Empty Bowls set for Nov. 13. Learn about the trees lining King Fisher Trail on Oct. 31.



Empty Bowl by Janda Canalis


The Rome and Floyd County Empty Bowls 16th Annual Benefit will take place Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Rome Civic Center on Jackson Hill. Tickets are on sale now at the Rome Visitors Center locations in downtown Rome and on Jackson Hill. Cost of tickets is $25 until Nov. 5 and the price will increase to $30 after that. Attendees will enjoy a soup and salad dinner and receive a bowl created by a local potter.  All proceeds  will be donated to the Hospitality House for Women. Last year’s event raised over $9,000.

“We’re excited to bring the community and local potters together to help those in need through the Hospitality House.” says Micah Cain, Empty Bowls committee chair and Ceramics Professor for Shorter University. “A huge thank you goes out to everyone that makes it possible from the faithful attenders to the potters, schools and restaurants.”

Guests who bring a canned good for donation will be entered into a drawing to win a handmade ceramic pieces by Lisa Ingram, Dennis Ritter and Grace Tessein who are each Empty Bowls committee members.  Chances to win will also be sold for $1.  

Empty Bowls is an international project to fight hunger and is locally driven by area potters and community members with a passion to bring positive change to Rome and surrounding areas through arts and education.  For more information visit Empty Bowls of Rome on Facebook or email

The Floyd County Master Gardeners will present a free informational community workshop, “Tour of Trees along King Fisher Trail,” on Oct. 31.  The program will be from 2 until 4 p.m.  We will meet in the parking lot of the South Broad Bridge at 1:45 p.m.  We will start our walking tour there and enjoy learning about the beautiful trees on King Fisher Trail.  The program will be led by Terry Paige, City of Rome Arborist, and Keith Mickler, Floyd County Extension Agent.  Please call the Floyd County Extension Office, 706-295-6210, for details.

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