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Sold-Out Event Provides Abundant Nourishment for Body, ‘Soul’


Penn's Inn crowd enjoys timely film, tasty food.
Penn’s Inn crowd enjoys timely film, tasty food.
With a stack of DVDs at his side, Byron Hurt answers audience questions after the showing of "Soul Food Junkies."
With a stack of DVDs at his side, Byron Hurt answers audience questions after the showing of “Soul Food Junkies.”
Sporting a dapper bib, Korey Haynes is ready to savor some "soul food" with his mother, Alycia.
Sporting a dapper bib, Korey Haynes is ready to savor some “soul food” with his mother, Alycia.
Black-eyed peas and grilled bell peppers were as visually appealing as they were palate-pleasing.
Black-eyed peas and grilled bell peppers were as visually appealing as they were palate-pleasing.
The award-winning filmmaker documents the occasion on his cellphone.
The award-winning filmmaker documents the occasion on his cellphone.

Tuesday’s second annual Soul Food Dinner at Penn College, which attracted a diverse (and ultimately well-fed) audience to the Bush Campus Center, blended a mouth-watering menu of ethnic favorites with a showing of Byron Hurt’s “Soul Food Junkies” documentary. The filmmaker is touring the country introducing his movie, which has been  broadcast on PBS to wide acclaim, and drew a sold-out crowd on the Williamsport leg of his map-hopping itinerary.

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