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Auctioned pottery displayed at 11th annual Empty Bowl event. Photo credit Travis Welsh

Please sir can I have some more?

The 11th annual Empty Bowl event

Gregory Garofalo
Managing Editor

Food: a filling reason that gathers up all age groups to ban together for a cause. On Thurs. March 27, the young and old banded together at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church to enjoy a bread bowl of soup and support Mid-City Nutrition’s fight against hunger.
The 11th annual Empty Bread Bowls charity event brought the Port Huron community together with food, fun, and a goal to raise $22,000 for Mid-City Nutrition.
The Empty Bowl event auctions off ceramic bowls donated by private artisans and potters, while offering up a free meal and a raffle.
“It’s always a wonderful event that they put on here because they draw such a great crowd and it’s such a great cause,” said SC4 Board of Trustee’s member John Adair.
Run by event chairperson Denise Dencklau, a total of 65 volunteers were there to work the event, including pianist Johnny Needham, a musician with a love for the golden classics of Louis Armstrong and Frank Sinatra.
200 pounds of clay were donated by Rovin Ceramics which created the 525 bowls that were donated to support the event by 45 different potters, including SC4 art students.
The amount raised was not disclosed, but the turnout was wave after wave of excited participants.
“It’s great to see the community come together,” Adair said.