By Coastal Breeze News Staff
Right now, the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots are preparing to go to battle in the University of Phoenix Stadium during the National Football League’s Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1.
On Marco Island, nine restaurants and one culinary arts program are prepping for their own competition, as they get ready to participate in Souper Bowl-Marco Island 2015 on Saturday, Jan. 31, at Mackle Park from 11 AM-1 PM. A bowl pre-sale event only for parents of students who created a bowl is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 30. Bowls are $10 each.
Now in its third year, this event sells one-of-a-kind soup bowls hand painted by local students and fills them with an amazing array of soups. It is sponsored by the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce and organized by its Education Committee, and has raised more than to $26,000 during it first two events through the sale of more than 1,800 soup bowls. Last year, seven scholarships were awarded.
Participating culinary masters include Petit Soleil, Quinn’s on the Beach, CJ’s on the Bay, Kirk’s Coney Island, Joe’s Hideout, Stonewalls, Mango’s Dockside Bistro, Marco Island Fish Company, The SpeakEasy and Big Cypress Culinary Arts Program.
And, don’t forget the silent auction which features one-of-a-kind bowls designed and decorated by well-known local artists. This year’s artists include: Kim Belange, Carolyn Burger, Don Harthorn, Judy Harthorn, Lee Horton, Emily James, Frances Kut-Best, Betty Newman, Katherine O’Hara, Tara O’Neill, Bruce Robertson, JoAnn Sanborn, J.J. Stinchcomb, Karen Swanker, Malenda Trick, Kathy Von Dorn Banks and the Clay Guild of the Marco Island Center for the Arts.