A SUMMER CAMPER at Gilmont is excited about getting ready to make a ceramic bowl. The bowls will be used and given away at the upcoming “Empty Bowl” stew dinner at Camp Gilmer this Saturday evening. Next are before-and-after shots of the unique bowls.
Gilmont Camp and Conference Center invites the community to an evening of music, fellowship and delicious hot stew at Gilmer’s Empty Bowls Event, this Saturday, Jan. 11, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 and all proceeds will benefit Upshur County Shares Food Pantry. (Children under 12 eat free).
Gilmont is excited to welcome Kimberly Drum, a hometown vocal favorite since her arrival to Gilmer in 2006.
Prior to that time, she had the opportunity to minister in song to various groups and in various places including military functions in several states, the White House Christmas party from 1998 to 2002, churches, women’s groups, AlleyFest and even standing out front of Walmart ringing the Salvation Army bell.
Kimberly will perform familiar Gospel songs, along with her guitar accompanist, Rick Woloszyn of the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department. Rick leads worship for the Frontier Cowboy Church, where he and Kimberly currently minister together.
All proceeds for the evening will go to the Gilmer food pantry, sponsored by the Upshur County Ministerial Alliance, an ecumenical organization dedicated to providing food to local residents.
Campers at Gilmont have been involved with making and painting clay bowls for the past year as part of the Empty Bowls ministry. “Everyone loved being part of the project —senior adults, special needs children and summer campers all took part. Their craft was donated to help others in need. Now we get to share their work with the community,” said Thomas Truitt, Camp Manager.
The event is open to the public and tickets may be purchased in advance at the Chamber of Commerce on the square in Gilmer or by going to