The Mitchell County Shepherd's Staff is sponsoring an Empty Bowls Dinner on Friday, May 2nd from 6:00pm-7:30pm at the First Baptist Church-Spruce Pine. For $10 you can buy a unique handmade bowl (which you may keep) and soup to go in it. If you don't want a bowl, the soup dinner is $5. The soup is provided by local churches, the bowls by local artists and students and all proceeds go to Shepherd's Staff as they help to make sure our friends and neighbors have enough to eat. For more information call 765-5285.