MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. was honored to participate, with more than 50 local businesses, individuals and other community volunteers to support the Empty Bowls Event at Parker High School on October 28, 2017. Empty Bowls brought in 650 guests to enjoy the 34 soups, breads, desserts, pottery, and entertainment organized for this event. This is an annual event established to support Everyone Cooperating to Help Others (ECHO) and is an important fundraiser for all of the people served by this agency.
“ECHO’s mission is dedicated to meeting housing, food and other basic human needs and addressing the barriers to self-sufficiency. ECHO seeks to help people help themselves through its programs and services, not readily available through other sources, and to assist them in utilizing other existing services and programs in the community. It does not impose any theological or political value system upon those served. It exists through the generosity of others in the community. Congregations help us, so do many individuals, businesses, school and community groups, foundations, and social service agencies.” ECHO Website
It is a blessing to help support such a worthy agency and also enjoy the company of so many friends in our community. We had a great time visiting with friends and serving our Pheasant Florentine Soup, prepared by our wonderful chef, Sarah Boyd. This creamy soup was loaded with many fresh vegetables, parmesan cheese, and smoked pheasant. It is no wonder that in the friendly competition between businesses for the most popular soup, our Pheasant Florentine was voted #1!
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of the sponsors and guests who made Empty Bowls 2017 a smashing success. If you were not able to attend the event this year, be sure to watch for next year’s date and join us in supporting ECHO services in our community.