Scooped to serve pottery, ice cream, and proceeds to the community

Published 11:14 am Friday, May 21, 2021

Dirty South Pottery’s “Scooped” event returns to North Main Street this Saturday with “Mini Scooped.” Those who attend will receive mystery bowls crafted by Dirty South, which can be topped off with the guests’ choice of chocolate or vanilla Blue Bell ice cream.

All proceeds will go toward the Leeds Center for the Arts and the Clark County Homeless Coalition.

“We are just so thankful for Dirty South Pottery and their mission to be a help in our community,” said Tracey Miller, executive director for Leed’s Center for the Arts. “They are young artists who believe in downtown and investing in other organizations.”

Leeds was forced to close its curtains indefinitely after COVID hit, shuttering production on a multitude of programs. The center has previously been host to theatrics and musicians, lending the spotlight to schools, organizations, and other groups that may need it.

“Leeds just does such good work with our community. We wanted to spread the wealth and help them get back on their feet,” said Carvel Norman, co-owner and production manager of Dirty South Pottery.

The Clark County Homeless Coalition is a returning “Scooped” beneficiary. The organization provides a wide array of services to those in need — from finding homes to getting up new careers.

Terry Davidson, the coalition’s executive director, says the proceeds will go toward their drug rehabilitation program, and provide home neccessities that their beneficiaries need.

“We absolutely love this fundraiser,” she said. “It’s a wonderful way to bring people in our community together. Everybody loves ice cream, and you get an amazing pottery bowl along with it!”

“Mini Scooped” will be held in front of the Leeds Center for the Arts from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 22. Tickets can be reserved on the Eventbright website by searching “Mini Scooped” on Eventbright, or by following the link on the  Dirty South Pottery Facebook page.

Tickets will not be sold at the event.

Dirty South Pottery asks that guests wear masks to the event.

Guests are encouraged to browse the downtown shops after finishing their ice-cream at the provided socially distanced tables.