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Empty Bowls 2018
November 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Empty Bowls 2018
Thursday, November 15
St. John’s Catholic Church, Lower Level
Broadway and 5th St., Grand Marais
Lunch: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Dinner: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Soup Meal: $5.00
Handcrafted Grand Marais Art Colony Bowls and Necklaces: $10.00 +
Each year, the Empty Bowls fundraiser event works to raise awareness of and funds for the Cook County Food Shelf and other community organizations addressing Cook County’s critical hunger needs year-round. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, November 15 at St. John’s Catholic Church in at Broadway and 5th Street in Grand Marais.
Empty Bowls 2018 features a simple soup dinner with soup and bread provided by local restaurants and a sale of beautiful handcrafted bowls made at the Grand Marais Art Colony. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., with dinner from 5 – 7 p.m. After your soup meal, satisfy your sweet tooth with a delicious homemade treat from the bake sale.
The Art Colony makes 300 clay and glass bowls for the fundraiser. Community members can participate in a make-a-bowl mini-class. Sessions are held the third week of October. Visit grandmaraisartcolony.org for more details and to register.
Empty Bowls again invites local individuals and businesses to support the mission of Empty Bowls by sponsoring the event. This year, to make it even easier to contribute, Empty Bowls invites you to pay your sponsorship online at: https://bit.ly/2OLCLv5. There will not be a silent auction at this year’s event, so businesses who previously donated to the silent auction are encouraged to support Empty Bowls with a sponsorship. Contact Beth Kennedy at 218-387-1314 with questions.
Proceeds from Empty Bowls battle hunger in Cook County by funding community hunger programs. Funds from last year’s Empty Bowls event were distributed to the Cook County Food Shelf, Birch Grove Community Center’s WE Connect, Cook County Youth Agency Coalition, Cook County Public Health and Human Services, local schools, Snacks and Packs, and the Violence Prevention Center to help nourish those in need.
Empty Bowls in Cook County started in 2006 and is currently coordinated by community volunteers in collaboration with the Grand Marais Art Colony, KIDS Plus, and the generous donations of local businesses. Approximately 75 volunteers are needed on the day of the event to assist with setting up, serving, and various other tasks. If interested in volunteering, please contact Pat Campanaro at 651-336-2964 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those unable to attend the event can contribute to Empty Bowls’ efforts online at https://bit.ly/2OLCLv5. Alternatively, checks payable to “Empty Bowls” may be sent to KIDS Plus, P.O. Box 63 Grand Marais, MN 55604.