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Auburn University’s Empty Bowls Banquet to benefit Food Bank of East Alabama

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University will hold its 2012 Empty Bowls Banquet Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Alabama Farmers Pavilion, at 620-A S. Donahue Drive at Ag Heritage Park.

The Empty Bowls banquet is meant to increase hunger awareness among students, faculty, staff and the local community It will feature a simple meal of bread and soup served in ceramic bowls, handmade by Department of Art faculty and students. Each person attending will take home a bowl as a reminder of all those around the world whose bowls are empty.

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Contributors to Alabama agriculture to be honored at February Hall of Honor banquet

AUBURN – The Auburn University Agricultural Alumni Association will honor five distinguished Alabama agriculturists during its 2012 Hall of Honor banquet, Thursday, Feb. 23, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center beginning at 6:15 p.m. Three of those honored will be inducted into the Hall of Honor and two will be honored posthumously.

The three inductees into the  prestigious Hall of Honor will be Herman McElrath of Guntersville, the honoree in the agribusiness sector; Rudy Schmittou of Auburn, from the education and government sector; and Ben Bowden of Eufaula, representing the production agriculture sector. The Hall of Honor recognizes living Alabamians who have made significant contributions to agriculture in the state.

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