2014-07-31 / Top News

Empty bowls getting paint jobs for 2015 lunch


Marge Gunden, above right, was among a group of residents from Vi at Bentley Village who recently boarded a bus for a “mystery outing” that ended up at the Harry Chapin Food Band warehouse, where they painted pottery bowls for the 2015 Naples Empty Bowls lunch. Jason Gomory, above, was among the many students who hand built bowls during Clay Camp for painting at a later date. 
COURTESY PHOTOS Marge Gunden, above right, was among a group of residents from Vi at Bentley Village who recently boarded a bus for a “mystery outing” that ended up at the Harry Chapin Food Band warehouse, where they painted pottery bowls for the 2015 Naples Empty Bowls lunch. Jason Gomory, above, was among the many students who hand built bowls during Clay Camp for painting at a later date. COURTESY PHOTOS The soup’s not on yet, but volunteers and students are hard at work making and painting pottery bowls for the 2015 Naples Empty Bowls lunch. The goal is to have 2,500 handcrafted bowls for diners to purchase and fill with soup Saturday, Jan. 24, at Cambier Park.

Residents of Vi at Bentley Village recently did their part by painting bowls at the Harry Chapin Food Bank warehouse in Naples. Local students are pitching in by making bowls — some hand-built, some on the pottery wheel — during Clay Camp at the warehouse this summer under the guidance of Pat Smith and Joshua Holbrook of Barron Collier High School.

If you have a group that would like to paint bowls, call Betsy Dawson at 591-8846 for more information.

On the day of the lunch, attendees will pay $15 for a bowl (while supplies last) and fill it with their choice (while supplies last) from among dozens of soups provided by area restaurants. A silent auction of bowls created by area potters is also part of the afternoon.

All proceeds benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For details, call Joyce Jacobs at 334-7007, ext. 130, or email joycejacobs@harrychapinfoodbank.org. ¦

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