Those who are hungry to help a good cause will have the chance on Sunday, Feb. 16 at Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County’s 9th Annual Soup Bowl. The fundraising event will be held at Scott Hall on the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Franklin from 4 to 7 p.m.
More than 600 people attend this popular community event each year. A $20 admission ticket will enable this year’s guests to select a handmade, keepsake bowl from among several hundred crafted by professional Midwestern artisans and advanced art students.
After selecting a bowl, guests can build a meal from the smorgasbord of soups, breads and desserts donated from popular Johnson County eateries. A silent auction featuring large, handmade pottery pieces, dining gift cards, entertainment packages and a variety of merchandise will round out the evening. (A $5 admission option is available for children or adults opting to eat soup from a plastic bowl.)
Soup Bowl guests may purchase tickets at the door on event day or in advance at these bank branches: Heartland Community Banks (Franklin, US31 & SR135), Mutual Savings Bank (Franklin locations), MainSource Banks (Bargersville & Whiteland) and Old National Bank (Franklin Walmart).
Last year’s Soup Bowl raised approximately $20,000 in support of the Habitat mission: Eliminating poverty housing and homelessness from the world and making decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County builds houses in partnership with people in need.
To date, Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County has built 12 homes within Johnson County – eight in Franklin, two in Edinburgh and two in Greenwood, and through its tithe, constructed 16 additional homes in other parts of the world. If you would like more information on partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County, visit our website at www.habitatjohnsoncounty.org. You could be our next homeowner.