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Tenn Arts Comm grant leads to soup supper

By Tamas Mondovics

The Johnson County Arts Council was pleased to announce its success of securing a grant through the TN Art Commission as well as the offering a pottery course at Nature Speaks Pottery Studio operated by Jean Ann Savery.
According to Mountain City Rotary Club member, Geneva Taylor, “the grant provides an opportunity to expand artistic appreciation and expression throughout the community and to integrate the results with community service.”
Savery and her students teamed up with the Mountain City Rotary Club to raise funds for local scholarships, by means of creating more than 80 soup bowls to be sold at the Rotary Club’s Soup Supper on Saturday, March 30, 5-7 p.m. at the First Christian Church’s new Fellowship Hall. Each bowl was handcrafted and signed by the local artisan.
The Super Soup Supper offers a choice of three soups (homemade), a cornbread muffin baked by the JCHS Culinary class, a dessert (homemade) and drinks for $7.00.
“For $15.00, in addition to the traditional Soup Supper, you get to select and take home one of the handcrafted bowls,” Taylor said.
A special creation, “Darwin’s Bad Dream” will also be on display, but is not for sale.
Randy Dandurand will be there to entertain with his mellow voice and guitar and his incredible collection of popular music.
Every year Rotary awards Scholarships to graduating students who live in Johnson County. To raise funds for these scholarships the Rotary Club, in addition to the Soup Supper, hosts and a golf tournament in late Spring and a spaghetti dinner in the Fall.