Empty bowls; not empty hearts

Port Huron residents step up to end hunger through the empty bowl event

Lily Petit
Staff Writer

SC4 student Shelby Castillo, 21, forms a bowl at Studio 1219 that she plans to donate to the Empty Bowl Event. Photo credit: Lily Petit

SC4 student Shelby Castillo, 21, forms a bowl at Studio 1219 that she plans to donate to the Empty Bowl Event. Photo credit: Lily Petit

Come to benefit our local soup kitchen. Stay for the entertainment and leave with a one-of-a-kind bowl made by a local potter.
The Empty Bowl event takes place on Thursday, March 27 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. It will be held in the school gym of St. Stephen’s Church located at 325 32nd street, Port Huron. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
The event is a benefit for Port Huron’s local soup kitchen, Mid-City Nutrition. The evening includes entertainment by pianist and singer, Johnny Needham. During this time there will also be a silent auction which will take place from 4:30 to 6:15 p.m.
This event is not only a fundraiser, it also helps to raise awareness of hunger in our community and worldwide. Therefore, a simple meal consisting of soup and bread will be served.
Lastly, every person will leave with a hand crafted bowl made by a local potter. One such potter, Shelby Castillo, donated her bowls last year and will be doing so again this year. She says that the event is a good way for getting artists’ name out there while helping out with a good cause.
You can purchase tickets at Weekends, Proper Framing, and Mid-City Nutrition. Or you can contact Donna Baker at 810-334-6221.
For more information on this event, contact Denise Dencklau at 810-385-3508. If you would like to donate an item for auction, contact Caroline Corby at 810-966-3536.

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