<h2>By Sally Smith</h2>
Like soup? How about a bun with that soup and some live entertainment?
Come on out Saturday, Nov. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute (SFDCI) at 299 Percy Street, to buy a bowl, fill it with soup, grab a homemade bun and sit back and relax for an hour with some mellow guitar music.
In the spirit of Canada’s 150th birthday, each bowl bought that day will have ‘150’ stamped on it. Other special aspects of the day are the chefs, bakers and potters – all students of SFDCI.
These bowls are one-of-a-kind, not only because the pottery class at the high school is making them but also because they can be filled an endless number of times that day to satisfy your hunger. Local potters – Karen Kurtzrock, Mary Zintel, Johanna Jansen and Alida Rutte – are lending their own skills and expertise, as well, to top up the number of bowls to a wished-for number of 150.
Even better, the hospitality class at the high school is making four kinds of soup: cream of broccoli vegetarian, gluten free minestrone, green pea and a mulligatawny made with apples, rice, chicken and curry.
Guests and visitors are encouraged to go back for seconds and even thirds.
Entertainment for the day will be supplied by Mark Lafontaine, Mike Jacobs and Landon Hicks.
All this – bowl, bun and music for $20. Children under 12 can get a bowl of soup for $5 (but not the unique bowl). Kids also get some clay time at a fun table where they can make their own pots or anything else they want.
To top it off, each bowl bought will be washed and gift-wrapped to take home.
The fundraiser is in support of the Smiths Falls and District Arts and Culture Council. Lynda Daniluk, board member, explains that the money raised goes back into the town to help “continue funding arts and culture events.” It’s Daniluk’s opinion that while pottery is an art, so too, can culinary skills be considered artistic – “the art of pottery and the art of culinary,” she grins.
Forty soup-minded citizens showed up last year. The wish is for many more this year, maybe even 150.