JOHN WRIGHT | The Sun
THE DECISION IS MADE: Adison Walters, 4, of Benton opts for blue, white and yellow piece in making her selection Saturday during the inaugural Empty Bowls Project at Marshall County High School in Draffenville. Walters had to choose from about 800 bowls that later had food items from a choice of 25 restaurants from throughout the county placed inside. Visitors also could take the bowl picked home.
JOHN WRIGHT | The Sun
THE DECISION IS MADE: Adison Walters, 4, of Benton opts for blue, white and yellow pieces in making her selection Saturday during the inaugural Empty Bowls Project at Marshall County High School in Draffenville.
It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
However, when it spawns success, it does not matter who gets the credit.
That is how Michael Terra, organizer of the Empty Bowls Project in Paducah, sees what happened Saturday in Marshall County.
Lessons Terra taught to 17-year-old home school student Victoria Poston burst to life in the form Marshall County’s inaugural Empty Bowls event to fight hunger in that community.
“I was already proud of her,” Terra said when reached late Saturday night and was told that the event drew 800 bowls and had raised $6,500 before the first food was served at Marshall County High School earlier that morning.
“She and I have been talking for right at a year and a half about this, and I can say that it’s been an honor to be part of her mentor team.”
Empty Bowls features bowls of all types filled with food from various restaurants as a fundraiser for agencies that specialize in fighting hunger.
“I just love art, and when I saw how art can be used for fighting hunger, something happened inside me,” Poston said.
Marcella’s Kitchen is one of the beneficiaries of all money raised. Final totals will be known sometime this week.
Even gr8ter in person
Kentucky head coach John Calipari visited Paducah’s Kroger supermarket on Park Avenue on Friday night, bringing with him a tour bus full of UK personalities and one national championship trophy. Calipari ended a two-day state-wide tour showing fans of the Wildcats the fruits of their fandom, the championship trophy. About 2,500 people were estimated to have attended the rally.
Teen of the Week
Kelsey Collins is the Mid-Continent University Teen of the Week. Collins, a senior from Lone Oak High School, will graduate in May not only with a high school diploma, but an associates degree after taking courses through the Commonwealth Middle College. Collins plans on studying neurology. She is passionate about music, as well, starting the a cappella singing group, The Crescendos, at Lone Oak. In May, a Teen of the Year will be chosen from the weekly winners, who will receive a four-year scholarship to Mid-Continent or a $2,500 scholarship if the winner choses another school.