Bismarck's first-ever March of Dimes 'Bowls for Babies' took place on Wednesday and was met with a big crowd! About 200 people showed up for the inaugural event, where all proceeds raised will go towards ND's March of Dimes chapter and helping the health of area babies.

Following suit of the same event held in Fargo and Minot, people from area businesses painted about 400 ceramic bowls that were put on display at the Ramada. Guests paid $20 to get in, select a bowl of their choice, and dine on an array of soups and other delicacies provided by the Ramada, East 40, Bistro, Bread Poets, Peacock Alley, Harvest Grill, and Texas Roadhouse. Attendees were able to keep their bowls as a souvenir of their support.

Area businesses painted nearly 400 bowls. (Townsquare Media-Bismarck)

As an added bonus, guests had the chance to win bowls autographed by Florida-Georgia Line and NDSU football head coach Craig Bohl. Nearly $600 was raised from these two bowls alone!

The boys of Florida-Georgia Line show their support for area babies. (Townsquare Media-Bismarck)

Chairperson Stephanie Anton expressed encouragement for future years, noting that Fargo's event is in its 10th year and had over 1500 attendees this year.

100% of the proceeds of Bowls for Babies goes towards the March of Dimes' mission to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, prematurity, and infant mortality. If you would like to support their mission, visit the March of Dimes website.