Build a bowl to feed the hungry

Build a bowl to feed the hungry

SIERRA VISTA, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Sierra Vista residents, it's time to dig your hands into some clay to help a worthy cause.

This Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the public will be able to participate in the bowl-a-thon at the Pottery Studio @ Sierra Vista (inside the Oscar Yrun Community Center).  The public is asked to make a bowl for the Sierra Vista Empty Bowls fundraiser which will take place on Saturday, Nov. 5.

Each bowl will be given away in exchange for donations at the November fundraiser.  At the first 2016 bowl-a-thon, 214 bowls were created to support the annual fundraiser, organizers are hoping to create 1,800 bowls this year.  In 2015 the Empty Bowls event raised $16,000 for area food banks.

This free event is open to all skill levels, everyone is given a chance to use a clay slab to build a bowl, while experienced potters will be creating bowls on a pottery wheel. Children under the age of 10 can make a bowl, as long as they have the help of a parent. Bowl-a-thon participants are asked to arrive by 3 p.m. to make a bowl.

Clay will be provided by the studio and a bratwurst potluck will be shared by studio volunteers and participants, while supplies last, according to a recent release.

For more information about the event, contact Karl Hallsten at (520) 678-5544 or Judy Fitzsimmons at (520) 220-2456.

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