The Norman Transcript


February 20, 2013

Volunteers organize Chili Tales to benefit Bethesda Inc.

NORMAN — A group of volunteers has planned an evening to benefit Bethesda Inc., the small nonprofit organization in Norman that treats child victims of sexual abuse.

Chili Tales will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, at St. John’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 235 W. Duffy St.

To guarantee an adequate supply of chili and bowls, tickets that include those items were sold in advance and are now sold out. To get on the waiting list for any returned tickets, email Valerie Kimble at or call 366-8915. Tickets are $25 (handmade pottery bowl, food and entertainment), or $15 (food and entertainment). Tickets purchased at the door will be $10, and only include entertainment.

Performing artists include Nathan Brown, the 2013-2014 Poet Laureate of Oklahoma and Norman resident, who will share poetry and music, Steven Streetman, guitarist, storytellers Jane Bowerman and Valerie Kimbl. Chili will be prepared by Dr. Ray McCaffrey and the handmade bowls are specially made by local potter Dr. Candace McCaffrey.

Proceeds from Chili Tales support prevention and treatment programs provided to children by Bethesda.

For more information about Bethesda’s services or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit or call the Bethesda office at 364-0333.

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