Lambton College students, staff gear up for ‘Bowl-a-thon’ fundraiser

In preparation for the upcoming Empty Bowls fundraiser, Lambton College students and staff along with members of the Sarnia community will be busy at work making pottery bowls at the Celebrity Bowl-a-Thon.

Local "celebrities,” such as community and college leaders, politicians and athletes have been invited to try their hand at the potter’s wheel.  With the help of Lambton College students, our local glitterati will experience first-hand the skill needed to create functional pottery. Their "creations" will be available for viewing and bidding as a part of the Silent Auction at the Empty  Bowls dinner, while more experienced potters will create over 400 fully functional bowls which guests will take home as a reminder of all the Empty Bowls in the world.

The Bowl-a-Thon will take place from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 14 and it is the official kick off to promotion and ticket sales for the upcoming Empty Bowls fundraiser. This will be the fifth annual Empty Bowls held at  the Lambton INN Ballroom and it will take place on Friday, March 16 with seating at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Guests will receive a simple meal of soup and bread, all donated by local restaurants, served in a handmade pottery bowl of their choice to take home. The evening will include live entertainment with The Sisters of Soul (pictured), and a Silent Auction of local art. Tickets for Empty Bowls are on sale now and can be purchased at the Inn of the Good Shepherd, Lambton College’s Counselling Department or from members of the Sarnia Lambton Potter’s Guild.

Tickets are $25 and includes handmade bowl, soup, bread, and coffee or tea. All money raised will be donated to Inn of the Good Shepherd and the Lambton College food bank. This year's goal is $10,000.

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  • I’m really looking forward to the bowl making and the fundraising event. We’ve attended 3 years in a row and it’s tasty and very entertaining. I recommend it to one and all.