Souper Bowl returns to raise money for Habitat for Humanity

  • Thursday, January 23, 2014

  • Updated Thursday, January 23, 2014 1:02 am

Clayton Stairs/TIMES Hand-crafted bowls will be waiting for attendees of the Souper Bowl.


Pawleys Island, SC — The 16th annual Souper Bowl benefitting Habitat for Humanity Georgetown County, sponsored by First Federal and SCBT, will be held at Precious Blood of Christ Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The Souper Bowl features gourmet soups donated by over 40 restaurants, homemade breads by area bakers, and handmade bowls by area artists and local residents.

“Habitat is so fortunate to have such a dedicated committee working throughout the year to help us accomplish our mission,” said Annette Perreault, executive director.

The soups

For only $30 in advance or $35 at the door, participants can choose from scores of donated crockery bowls and sample soups and breads to their stomach’s content. Many special offerings of stews, chowders and bisques are anticipated from over 40 restaurants from Georgetown to Murrells Inlet.

The bowls

This year, Seacoast Artist Guild and Grand Strand Porcelain Art Club hand painted 400 beautiful ceramic bowls for Souper Bowl XVI. In addition bowls were made by students from Heather Teems’ and Sarah Wilson’s art classes at the Coastal Montessori Charter School and from Kathy Patrick’s art class at Lowcountry Prep.

Several local artists including Teems, Scott Henderson, Mary Rodamer, Woody Gruber and Roy Elmendorf have either made bowls or donated artwork for the event.

Attendees will have the opportunity to win one of many beautiful gift baskets and other handmade items, gift certificates or local services that have been donated for the event.

About the Souper Bowl

The Souper Bowl was initiated in 1998 by clay artist and teacher Lori Leary and volunteer/event organizer Linda Ketron.

This year the event is co-chaired by Kathy and John Morris.

On Souper Bowl Saturday, there will be scores of volunteer chair and table setters, soup ladlers, bread cutters, water bearers, ticket punchers, and pot scrubbers. Members of the Georgetown High School Junior ROTC will also be on hand to help.

Last year’s Souper Bowl raised $15,000 for Habitat for Humanity Georgetown County; the goal this year is $16,000.


Tickets for this event are $30 in advance, and $35 at the door.

Ticket locations include all branches First Federal and SCBT, Greenskeeper Florist, Litchfield Books, Chocolate and Coffee House, and Applewood House of Pancakes. For credit card and will-call sales, call the Habitat Office, Georgetown, 843-546-5685 x6.


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