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Empty Bowls Dinner & Silent Auction - Nov. 11, 11 am - 2 pm & 5 - 7 pm

News-10/25/2010-03:48 PM

As the weather turns dreary, thoughts turn to warm meals and cozy evenings. Unfortunately, not all families have such luxury here in Cook County. 10% of our population receives some type of food support every month. The Cook County Food Shelf has seen an increase in usage and served 100 children and 169 adults in one month, up from 75 families per month last year. For this reason, annually, the Grand Marais Art Colony hosts the Empty Bowls Dinner and Silent Auction, a community fundraiser for the food shelf.

This year’s dinner is Thursday, November 11 with 2 servings, 11 am – 2 pm and 5 – 7 pm at the 1st Congregational UCC, located at the corner of 2nd Street and 3rd Ave. West. For a suggested $10 donation, pick out your favorite hand-made bowl and fill it with delicious soup donated by local restaurants.  There is plenty of soup and bowls for everyone to enjoy at both seatings!

The Silent Auction, which supports putting on Empty Bowls, will feature a variety of items including artist made bowls, artwork, gift certificates to local businesses and hospitality items.  Items will be available for a Buy It Now price or you can take your chances in a bidding war, closing at 6 pm SHARP!

There is still time to participate in the community events to prepare for the Empty Bowls Dinner. Join the Art Colony for Paint-a-Bowl on Sat., Oct. 30 at 1 pm to paint pre-made bowls - $5 participation fee.

We are also looking for donations for the Silent Auctionr. Donations could include a handmade bowl of any material, a piece of artwork, gift certificates or hospitality items. Please contact the Art Colony about donations – 218-387-2737 or The Art Colony is located at 120 W. 3rd Ave. in Grand Marais.

Hope to see you at this community fundraiser where neighbors support neighbors!

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