Saturday, October 10th
The fourth annual Empty Bowls by the Lake fundraiser will be held on Saturday, October 10 at Bleser Park in Avon Lake from 11am- 2pm. Bleser Park is on Electric Blvd., just west of Rte. 83. In case of rain, the event will be held in Avon Lake United Church of Christ.
Potters, crafters, educators, students and volunteers have been working to create and donate handcrafted bowls. Local restaurants will donate soup and bread to serve. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the ‘empty bowls’ in the world. A $20 donation will include one pottery bowl, and unlimited soup and bread. Children that accompany a $20 donor may participate in the event for a reduced donation of $5 for ages 6-12 and free for 5 and under. The reduced donation includes soup and bread, but does not include a pottery bowl.
The event will include live entertainment by bluesy singer-songwriter Taylor Lamborn and the Avon High Electric Orchestra and a silent auction/raffle with opportunities to win such items as a Put-in-Bay for a Day package, Cavs tickets, Browns tickets, group SUP lessons, works created by local artists, and a Vitamix. All proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio and Community Resource Services.
The “Empty Bowls Project” is an international grassroots effort to raise both money and awareness in the fight to end hunger. The mission is to create positive and lasting change through the arts, education, and projects that build community.
The basic premise is simple:
Potters, crafters, educators, students and volunteers work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Local restaurants donate soup and bread to serve. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the ‘empty bowls’ in the world. One hundred percent of each meal’s proceeds are devoted to local hunger-fighting organizations.