GAMBIER — People who both enjoy fine crafts and wish to help fight hunger in Knox County will have the ideal opportunity on Friday.
Kenyon’s Craft Center, in cooperation with The Kenyon Review, will be hosting the sixth annual Empty Bowls Soup Supper and Auction at Kenyon’s Peirce Hall from 5 to 7 p.m.
A humble and Spartan meal of soup and bread will serve to remind attendees of the many in Knox County who have little to eat, due to current economic hardships. Guests will have the opportunity to buy or bid on pottery bowls created by community members in earlier workshops at the Craft Center and Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Donations for the meal will be added to the bowls and art sales and presented to Knox County’s Food for the Hungry program.
The mission of Food for the Hungry is to help Interchurch Social Services and The Salvation Army stock their food pantries and give financial assistance to support Knox County’s citizens in need. Last year the event raised over $4,000; over the past five years, the event has raised a total of $18,000 for Food for the Hungry.
In addition to this year’s pottery, the woodworking studio at the Craft Center will be contributing handcrafted items for the event. Rick Yorde’s woodworking shop produced wooden handcrafted rocking chairs which will be auctioned off at the dinner.
Suggested donations for the supper are $5 for children and students, $8 for adults. Art and bowls will be offered by silent auction and bidding will close at 7 p.m. For more information contact Erin Ciarimboli at 740-427-5760.
To learn more about hunger in Knox County and the Food for the Hungry drive, log on to FoodForTheHungryCares.org.
Published on November 6, 2012