Supporters of Room One who look forward to the fall ritual of decorating soup bowls for the agency’s annual fundraising dinner — or adding a bowl painted by a community member to their collection — will find some changes this year.
The Twisp social-service agency has commissioned Twisp ceramic artist Emily Post to handcraft almost 300 bowls for the dinner. Everyone attending the event will receive one of Post’s bowls. People will also have the opportunity to bid on original ceramics and other artwork made by local artists through the silent auction.
After hearing that some people felt they had too many bowls, and wanting to support local artists and make the best use of their volunteers, Room One decided to take this new approach, said Erin Flahive, coordinator for the soup dinner.
As in previous years, business sponsorships will cover all of Room One’s costs for the dinner so that all donations go directly to Room One’s programs, said Flahive.
This year’s dinner is Saturday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m. at the Winthrop Barn. Tickets will go on sale at the end of September.