Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Empty Bowls thanks

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From page A5 | January 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

EDITOR:

Even in these difficult economic times, the generosity of our community continues. Over 500 people attended the supper and this fundraiser will donate over $11,000 to help solve the problem of hunger in our community and in Nicaragua. We had an outpouring of volunteers and business support. The Empty Bowls Supper had over 200 volunteers working together to make it happen. Our Business Community donated food, drinks and over 100 silent auction items. We had 50 soup makers and bread makers. Most of the volunteers who set-up, serve and clean-up for the supper are our local high schools including El Dorado, Ponderosa,, Union Mine and the Girl Scouts. Student and professional potters made the keepsake bowls that everyone took home. This event is nearly trashless and almost everything was recycled. We wish we could name all of you one by one. Please know that your generosity makes a difference in our community.

Each year two organizations that feed the hungry receive the funds, one local and one international. The Upper Room Dining Hall in Placerville has been the local recipient for many years. They provide over 150 dinners every day to hungry people in our local community. This year the new international organization was El Porvenir of Nicaragua. We were lucky to have the founder, Carole Harper from Davis, at Empty Bowls. We received a nice thank you note from Carole who said how totally impressed she was with Empty Bowls and the outpouring of support from our Community.

The wonderful music of Coloma Celtic and Jonny Mojo provided a festive atmosphere. Special thanks to our generous community for continuing to be part of the solution to the problem of hunger.

Please shop in town to support our local businesses.

THE EMPTY BOWLS COORDINATING COMMITTEE
Maureen Dion-Perry, Carla Turoff, Gayle Cline, Laurie Dahl, Lisa Herrling, Jan Mannion, Jas Moyer, Susan Martinson, Ed Perry, Heidi Venable, Kelli Wessman, Shirley Woods, Gwen Yager

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  • francescaduchamp@att.netJanuary 23, 2013 - 8:48 am

    as a human--what a wonderful experience that must have been. As an artist--I am touched by the artists gifts. What many do not know--unless one has taken that class...the bowl represents one of the basic needs in life--nourishment. Many cultures have different "bowls"--some use just large leaves--and others beautiful porcelain. But for water--to main course--their are a vessel of life. It represents journeys, marriages, and the womb. What a great great to help people remember to help the hunger of others. I hope other communities follow this lead. Food,friends,music...and a gift of continuance. Nice job to everyone involved.

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