Last Tuesday was the "Empty Bowl" Luncheon sponsored by the Seward Kiwanis Club. This is the major fund raiser for the Back Pack program. It is a program where back packs are filled with groceries and sent home with children on Friday afternoons to provide a family of 4 with food for the weekend. Within the Seward areas public and parochial schools, there are 54 students who receive the backpacks this year. This is the 5th year of our Kiwanis Club sponsoring the program. The Luncheon this year was our most successful. Some 9 restaurants provided soups. Tickets were sold at $25. with 308 people participated in the Luncheon at the Civic Center. There were a number of "Sponsors" that contributed desserts and cash. All told, the event raised $12,376. which will just cover the cost of the Back Pack program. In addition to the cash cost, the program requires a considerable number of volunteer hours to carry it out. The Luncheon is a great event with ceramic bowls made by Concordia College students, made available to each ticket holder. The soup is served in small containers with individuals tasting several of the choices and voting on their favorites. Pictured is Chez Bubba Cafe of Goehner serving Doc Winter. Their Chili Beef was our favorite but The Spare Time got the most votes with their Cheesy Vegetable. Thanks to Julie and Teresa for heading it up.