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Fill up stomachs at Empty Bowl Lunch
Event to raise funds for area food bank
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This year’s Georgia Mountain Food Bank Empty Bowl Lunch will have a unique twist as a signature menu will be served by celebrities.

Baseball Hall of Famer Phil Niekro and 1973 Masters Champion Tommy Aaron will hand diners a choice of chicken tortilla soup, beef vegetable soup or black-eyed pea and spinach soup along with a salad and biscuit.

Attendees may drop in for the mid-day meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at First Baptist Church’s banquet hall on Green Street for the food and to see the national and local celebrities.

Georgia state senator Butch Miller will speak at 12:15 p.m. at the luncheon.

Tickets are $25 each. Proceeds help GMFB distribute food for its five-county service area. One admission can provide up to 125 meals.

Each person who attends the Empty Bowl Lunch will take home a hand-painted pottery bowl.

A silent auction will feature pieces donated by local artists including Todd Hewell.

For more information, call Georgia Mountain Food Bank at 770-534-4111.

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