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Pantry board thankful for community

The Pantry Board would like to offer our sincere thanks to all of the wonderful people that supported and volunteered to serve at our “Empty Bowls Fundraiser” on Feb. 16 and made it a great success.

We especially would like to thank the Oxford-University Methodist Church for once again letting us use their MAC facility. 

Great big hugs to Ole Miss “Mud Daubers” for their support and bowl donations throughout the years. Our sincere thanks to Professor Matt Long, Sarah Adzick, Ray Brown, Doug Caulfield, Mike Cinelli, Hailey Hodge, Bryan Horn, Cassie Kuykendall, Taylor Mauer, Kendall McDonald, Andrew McIntyre, Nick Meyer, Hart Robbins, Sarah Teasley, Preston Tolbert, Sarah Wilson and Emma Wilson.

Thanks also to our local potters: Ashley Chavis, Ron Dale and Mary Sexton Loria.

Many “hugs and thanks” to Ajax, Boure, City Grocery, Country Club of Oxford, Delta Steak Company, Lenora’s, Main Event, Mayor Pat Patterson, Mc Alister’s Deli, McEwen’s, Newk’s Eatery, No Time 2 Cook, Oby’s, Old Venice Pizza Company, Oxford-University Club, Party Waiting to Happen, Proud Larry’s, Ravine, Taylor Catering, and Volta, who were our delicious soup providers.

Thanks also and to our bread providers: Bottletree, Aramark/Ole Miss, Kroger, Panera, Ajax and Piggly Wiggly (Batesville).

Our sincere thanks to Chef Scott Caradine, owner of Proud Larry’s, and his assistant, Jon Myrick, for once again, keeping our kitchen organized during serving hours.

Thanks for the PR: Oxford EAGLE, Oxford Chamber of Commerce, Rachael/Invitation Oxford and Hotty Toddy.

Thanks to the Ole Miss Intensive English Class/Students of Tacy Koslowsky, Wesley Foundation students, Bowl and Soup Pot Washers for EB 2016, Evan Pascoe, Sean Kirkpatrick, Charlie Neely and John Sloan and helping with serving: the Gamma Beta Phi Society.

We are all blessed to live in such a caring, generous community!

Barbara J. Smith

Pantry Publicist