In a very successful collaboration, the Craven County Arts Council and the New Bern Religious Community Services work together in a fund-raiser benefiting both organizations and the greater community. Temple Baptist Church receives gallons of soup donated by local restaurants and accepts dozens of individually crafted bowls created and contributed by area potters. Bowls may be seen in advance in gallery display at the Bank of the Arts. At Temple Baptist Church, volunteers fill the bowls of ticket holders with their soup of choice and the bowls go home with the diners. Funds raised by this warmly received community event benefit Religious Community Services (particularly to the hungry), and the Craven Arts Council & Gallery. The $20 donation provides a light soup meal and a community effort quite appropriate to Valentine's day upcoming. Tickets are available at the Bank of the Arts, Fuller's Music and Temple Baptist Church in New Bern.
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