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Enjoy delicious soup in a beautiful hand-crafted bowl, while helping to raise money for the Frederick Rescue Mission.

Frederick’s downtown Shab Row and Everedy Square, along with the Frederick Rescue Mission, is holding its third annual Empty Bowls banquet, featuring the “Souper Soup Challenge.”

Starting Feb. 2, participants can begin purchasing a $25 hand-crafted bowl from the Little Potter Shop, at 117 N. East St., in downtown Frederick. Participants will bring their bowls, donated by professional sculptors, to the banquet from 12:30 to 3 p.m. April 7, at the Rescue Mission, 419 W. South St., in downtown Frederick.

After sampling soups made by some of the area’s finest restaurants and served in their hand-crafted bowls, participants will vote for their favorite.

Salads and desserts also will be served, along with live music and a raffle.

Proceeds from the event go to benefit the mission and its work.

“The money will support our programs and services,” said Emily Moore, public relations manager with the Rescue Mission. “Primarily for our breakfasts and lunches we serve everyday and the [food bank]. It will also go to our men’s recovery program.”

The Rescue Mission, which provides drug addiction recovery programs, food, clothing and furniture for the needy, serves 300-to-400 meals per day. The nonprofit was established in 1964, to provide help for the homeless, needy and chemically addicted.

For more information on the Empty Bowls banquet and the Souper Soup Challenge, call 301-695-6633 or go to www.therescuemission.org.