Gifts In Kind

The following is a list of companies and individuals who have contributed facilities, materials, supplies, equipment, services, time, and enthusiasm to help make the Empty Bowls Luncheon a reality.

Thanks to Your Community Foundation Patty Showers Ryan, President for serving as an endowing foundation.

Thanks to Atkins Rentals – Carol Atkins – for providing office facilities and security system

Thanks to Jason Selznick – Park Director, Mylan Park – for coordinating reservations and logistics for
The Hazel and JW Ruby Community Center at Mylan Park

Thanks to Main Street Morgantown – Barbara Watkins, Executive Director – for support of Empty Bowls events

Thanks to Country Roads Quilt Shop and their quilters for donating a beautiful quilted wall hanging

Individual Auction Item donors

Coni & Franc
Cool Ridge
River Fair Trade
Appalachian Gallery
Hoot and Howl
Carolyn’s Florals
Wamsley Cycles
Bill & Linda Hagerty
John Oughten
Sandy Smith
Becky Turton
Fran Nettles
Unnamed WVU Student
Elizabeth Shorrock
Mary Archer Koike
Nel Kimble
Coombs Flowers
Comic Paradise Plus
WV Botanic Garden
The Wow! Factory
Sheila Rye
Anonymous Donor

Morgantown Printing and Binding – event tickets
Pronto Print/WV Best – Brian Knight – design and printing of sponsor banners
City Neon – Carol Atkins – design and printing of banners and posters
Stewart Design – Blake Stewart –design services

Donations of Non-Perishable foods and produce

Michael and Dominick Marrara
West Virginia University-Arnold Hall

Our thanks to the following for advertising and promoting Empty Bowls

The Dominion Post
The Daily Athenaeum
Main Street Morgantown
City Neon – Carol Atkins
First United Bank and Trust

Loan of Equipment & Assistance

WVU Dining Services
Sundale Nursing Home
Corey Farris – event support, transportation
Sheila Rye – collection of auction items, coordination of auction
Chele Varner – soup procurement
Mike & Tammy Miller – volunteer coordination

Our thanks to the following restaurants, organizations, and individuals who sponsored Special Event fundraisers

Gene’s Beer Garden-Al Bonner
Triple S Harley-Davidson Chili Cook-Off
Nelda Kimble

Ticket Sales Outlets

  • First United Bank & Trust-all locations
  • Slight Indulgence
  • The Wow! Factory 
  • Fawley Music Co 
  • Classic Furniture 
  • Ali Baba 
  • Apple Annie’s 
  • Sargasso
  • Stefano’s
  • Gene’s Beer Garden
  • The Wine Bar at Vintner Valley

Without the help of countless people in our community, this event would be impossible. As such, even if your name isn’t listed, know you have our utmost THANKS for all you do to support our endeavors!