Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Empty Bowls

For months, potters, teachers, students and other volunteers make bowls.  Last Saturday the bowls were available in Naples' Cambier Park for purchase.  More than fifty restaurants donated soups.


 The whole event is designed to raise money to combat hunger.  
And the event raises LOTS of money.


Erica is a Bowl Sponsor.  That means she contributed in advance of the event to fund the purchase of clay for the bowls and other needed materials. 


Megan is a 100 Bowler, meaning she made at least 100 bowls.


Representatives of the restaurants stand in a very long line doling out the soup.


The park is always packed.



 A row of potters demonstrates bowl-making, to get a start on the bowls for next year.


There is a silent auction for fancier bowls and other contributed items.

10 comments:

Michelle said...

This looks/sounds like a wonderful event. Nice to see it is so well supported.

Gunn said...

I agree with Michelle.
Creative people. Smart idea.
And nice to see so many turning up for the event!

Sharon Anck said...

This is such a good cause. They do it here too but, I haven't seen an announcement for our event yet.

Karl Demetz said...

What a funny event, Jack.

William Kendall said...

It sounds like a wonderful idea.

RedPat said...

They do it here too! What a lot of people, Jack!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

A novel way to raise money for such a good cause.

jennyfreckles said...

That's a great idea!

Taken For Granted said...

What a great event for all involved in this excellent cause. Good to know the event raised a large amount of money. No one should ever go hungry in our wealthy nation. I am on the Board of our local food pantry and it always surprises me how many people need our services, about half of them are children.

Kay said...

That's one great event. I love both handmade pottery and soup. Combine the two with a terrific cause and what's not to like.