PAINT THE TOWN PROUD – NOVEMBER 2022
COLOR WORLD’S PAINT THE TOWN PROUD HEROES: June Baumoel, Carrie Gregory and Melissa Herweck
Dripping Springs’ once empty bowls now spilleth over thanks to the leadership of these three ladies: June Baumoel, Carrie Gregory and Melissa Herweck. Together, they’ve Painted our Town Proud by planning, preparing and executing one of Helping Hands’ most successful fundraisers in the organization’s history; The 25th annual Empty Bowls Project.
The event was held last month in Dripping Springs. For a $25 donation, participants were able to choose from 1,000 handmade bowls and select a gourmet soup donated from 30 restaurants in the local area. Featuring food, fun and fellowship with local musicians entertaining the masses, the fundraiser took thousands of hours to pull off. The result? A smashing success--bringing in at least $10,000 dollars more than last year (the total is still being tallied)!
Hard-working and humble, The Empty Bowls’ leadership team credits generous sponsors, eager volunteers, and an open-hearted community for the event’s incredible outcome. These donations come at a critical time as the food pantry has seen the need double from pandemic levels.
“We are so grateful to all who sponsored, created pottery, donated food, volunteered and attended, said Carrie Gregory. “It was truly a community-wide effort that will support those who need it most here in Dripping Springs.”
Weren’t able to attend the Empty Bowls Project? You can still donate to the cause by visiting https://www.helpinghands-drippingsprings.org/. The team will use additional funds raised to serve more families by purchasing food, gifts and crucial resources for those in need this holiday season and all year round.
Thank you, Melissa, June and Carrie for going above and beyond to Paint our Town Proud!