DERRY — It was Super Bowl weekend in more ways than one.

For the hundreds of people attending the sixth annual Potter's Bowl event last Friday night at Promises to Keep, it was a "souper" way to spend an evening while supporting a local cause.

The Potter's Bowl, hosted by Community Caregivers of Greater Derry, offered hot soup, bread and desserts, all donated by local restaurants and businesses.

Patrons were able to choose a handcrafted pottery bowl, then fill it with one of several varieties of homemade soup.

Bowls were crafted by local artisans and high school students. Proceeds will support the Caregivers' mission to help the elderly, disabled and homebound maintain their independence.

Members of Derry's Red Star Twirlers attended to the tables while soup lovers lined up to sample the variety of soups.

It was a good sign when bowls were almost gone, and that included the plastic bowls people used instead of filling their pottery bowls.

The Potter's Bowl is popular event for Caregivers, selling out again this year. This was the first year the event was held at Promises to Keep in Derry.

— Julie Huss

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