Dozens Support Fight Against Hunger at Sea of Bowls Event

Updated: April 16, 2018 07:19 PM

It was a busy evening at the Depot Monday night in preparation for the 25th annual Empty Bowl. Dozens came out ahead of the main event to show support at the Sea of Bowls event. 

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Community members browsed tables filled with bowls of all shapes, sizes and colors. Monday, people got their first choice of the handmade fine-art bowls in the gallery-style reception. People were also able enjoy live music and refreshments. The event is aimed at stopping hunger, and supports the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank. Executive Director Shaye Moris says this event is their biggest fundraisers. 

"It's our signature event that we've been doing for 25 years, and in helps us feed northland residents in need, so all the proceeds raised benefit Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin," said Moris.

Dave Lynas, one of the founders of the event says the event started after he got the idea to have the event from a friend in Arizona, who was had a similar event that is popular. Lynas says it's amazing to see how much the event has grown over the years. 

"It started at $9,000 dollars the first year and now, it's around $50,000 every year and provides a lot of food for people, and wonderful show of potter's work," said Lynas.

The actual Empty Bowl event is Tuesday night at the Depot. It starts at 10 a.m. and goes until 6:30 p.m.



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