By Alan Sorensen
Feed My Sheep can feed a few more sheep now, thanks to the success of its fund-raising chili feed and celebrity silent auction Friday evening.
We made about $1,500, but we have some bowls left, Nancy Evans, the community soup kitchens director, said this morning. They will be on sale at the soup kitchen.
Evans said several people had already asked her if any of the handmade stoneware bowls created by Steve Helmbrecht were left. The bowls come in a variety of shapes and colors and cost just $9 each.
They can pick them up from 10 (a.m.) to 1 (p.m.) Tuesday through Saturday, Evans said.
About $300 earned during the activity at Van Orsdel United Methodist Church from about 4 p.m. to Homecoming football game time Friday came from the celebrity items. Evans still didnt know who had bought what this morning, but expected to get the results of the auction later from volunteers who helped with the affair.
I will be notifying the people who own the bids on them, Evans said.
Helmbrecht made a total of about 225 bowls at his own expense for the second such fund-raiser in the last three years.
Evans said the money was needed to continue operation of the Feed My Sheep Soup Kitchen in the 600 block of Second Street throughout the year. The meals to Havres poor and less fortunate are served from noon to 12:45 p.m. Monday through Saturday throughout the year.
It relies heavily on food and financial donations from churches, organizations, businesses and individuals from throughout Havre, Hill County and along the Hi-Line. It also is a United Way agency.