Saturday, October 12th 2019
The eighth annual Empty Bowls by the Lake fundraiser will be held on Saturday, October 12 at the American Legion Post 211 (31972 Walker Road) in Avon Lake from 11am- 2pm.
Potters, students and volunteers have been creating handcrafted bowls. Local restaurants will donate soup and bread. 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 singer Brittany Davis and the Avon High Electric Orchestra, a silent auction with opportunities to win such items as a Put-in-Bay for a Day package, Browns tickets, SUP lessons, and works created by local artists, and a Cleveland Browns Patio Package raffle featuring a Lowe’s 5-burner Char-Broil grill. All proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio and other local food pantries.
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.