Teresa reported at Kiwanis this noon on the advanced ticket sales and final preparations for the 9th annual Empty Bowls Luncheon that will be held tomorrow at Harvest Hall here in Seward. This luncheon is used to raise funds for the "back-pack program" which involves sending weekend food-stuff home in a back-pack with elementary students who qualify for benefits under the Elementary School Program. The Helping Hands Kiwanis Club of Seward has a program for students during the summer vacation months. Teresa has provided leadership for this program since its inception here in Seward, but will be moving with her husband to Wayne, NE in the near future. She will be missed, not only for her leadership on this program, but also on others.
Teresa reported that 14 vendors will bring their soup specialty to the luncheon where participants are encouraged to try more than one and then vote on their favorite. Hot Rolls are also being provided this year for the first time. While many advanced tickets have already been sold, they will still be available for purchase at the door tomorrow. Marv Taylor announced at today's meeting that Jane Erickson, from Bellevue, NE was written up in this mornings Omaha World Herald as this years International President of the Kiwanis Organizations. This is the first time that we have had an International President from Nebraska during the Clubs 100 year history. Teresa has sent her an invitation to attend tomorrow's event.