Noozhawk: Despite Hot Weather, Soup Still Proves Popular at Santa Maria Empty Bowls

A heat wave didn’t deter hundreds of Santa Maria Valley residents from devouring assorted gourmet soups Wednesday to benefit the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. 

The 16th annual Santa Maria Empty Bowls, with the theme “Turn Hunger Into Health,” occurred at the Santa Maria Fairpar, where the event’s popularity still meant two separate seatings to accommodate the crowd.

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