Empty Bowls event coming up Saturday

By Gordon Lambie
Empty Bowls event coming up Saturday
Lucy Doheny making empty bowls at the Lennoxville Street Festival this year. (Photo : Perry Beaton)

Lennoxville’s annual Empty Bowls fundraiser will be taking place this Saturday, November 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the downstairs hall of the Hope Community Church. During the event, visitors will be able to purchase a simple lunch of soup and homemade bread for the benefit of four local groups that work to reduce hunger in the community, and take home a handcrafted clay bowl at the same time. “I have one firing left, and when that’s done I think I will have 340 bowls,” said local potter Lucy Doheny, who helps to organize the event each year.
The meal costs $25, although that price includes the cost of the unique, hand-painted bowl. According to Doheny, the fundraiser gets everything from the food to the venue as a donation, meaning that there is no overhead cost and all of the money brought in can be given directly to the four causes. As in years past, this year’s event will be supporting the Cornerstone Food Bank, the Lennoxville and District Women’s Centre’s food program, the Lennnoxville Elementary School breakfast program, and the Bishop’s and Champlain Pastoral fund. See full story in the Wednesday, Nov. 6 edition of The Record.

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