Interfaith Works will celebrate 40 years of serving the community next month with a “Fables & Tables” anniversary gala that will raise money for the Rockville-based nonprofit while reminding attendees of the needy in Montgomery County.
The gala will be held Oct. 11 at the Washington Hebrew Congregation’s Julia Bindeman Suburban Center, in Potomac.
The low-key gathering “will be unique, family-oriented and promote community engagement,” according to a description on the event’s website. The “empty bowl”-style dinner will feature VIPs serving soups donated by local restaurants. Each attendee will receive a commemorative decorative bowl by a local artisan “to memorialize the many empty bowls that are in our community every night,” according to the website.
Interfaith held a “Painting with a Purpose” on Aug. 30 at The Amazing Art Studio in Gaithersburg, where local elected officials painted bowls for the auction.
Bowls autographed by elected officials or famous athletes will be up for auction, including bowls signed by Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and Olympic superstar Michael Phelps.
Sports memorabilia, including a soccer ball signed by Mia Hamm and a jersey signed by New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter also will be up for auction.
The gala also will recognize faith based organizations that make up the network of Montgomery County congregations that assist Interfaith with its mission.
General admission tickets are $40. Children under 12 are $15.
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