Tickets Available NOW !!! The Annual Empty Bowl Event will be held on Friday, April 24th from 6 PM to 8 PM at The Garten Verein at 27th and Avenue O, in Galveston, Texas.
Individual tickets are available for $50 each. You may purchase your tickets in the following ways:
• We are working on a link on the website - hopefully it will be available this week!
• You may call The Jesse Tree at (409) 682 6218 and your tickets will be placed at “Will Call” and you can either pay by mail, phone or pay at the door,
• You can mail your ticket request to: The Jesse Tree, P.O. Box 575, Galveston, TX 77553 (please include your check made out to The Jesse Tree; the number of tickets you require; a phone number, email address or physical address – best to call 409 682 6218 to reserve tickets!)
• If you know Madeleine Baker (409) 771 1974, Bets Anderson (409) 771 6056, David Mitchell (409) 599 4847 or Ted Hanley (409) 682 6218 we are all selling tickets and will be happy to help you.
Table sponsorship is available for a reserved table of Ten Tickets $1,500 includes wine, special mention on the menus and social networking and immediate admission after 5:30 – to your table – however NO bowl selections will be made prior to opening the doors at 6 PM!!!
The Empty Bowl Event was initially begun by a Junior High School Art teacher who wanted to demonstrate how the art community could address serious social issues within the community. His students fashioned handmade ceramic bowls and served a simple meal of soup and bread for the price of admission; participants got to keep their bowl, enjoy the food and the proceeds were donated to a local food pantry.
Eighteen years ago, Madeleine Baker (Physical Therapist, retired; Artist, Humanitarian and wonderful person) introduced the concept to the Galveston Community by presenting an event at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Galveston County. The proceeds were used to support the Senior Wellness and Nutrition Program of The Jesse Tree. Each month, residents of Galveston’s Public and Disabled Housing at Holland House, Gulf Breeze and The Oaks receive a monthly visit, food box, information on health related issues; chronic conditions management and connections to various other resources.
Help us help others by supporting this wonderful, fun event – if you’ve never been, you have a treat in store and if you have been, then you know it gets better each year. The Historic Garten Verein is the perfect venue in which soup stations hosted by Galveston’s finest restaurants offer you delicious soups; breads, crackers and desserts are provided; wine and beverages are offered and the music of Hector Bisio, classically trained pianist makes the evening truly enchanting! Join us!
Special thanks and a BIG hug to Susan Henry for the following fabulous photos!