Empty Bowl Dinner and Auction to Benefit Our Place Drop-In Center

After months of preparation, the 16th annual Empty Bowl fundraising event for Our Place was a resounding success. More than 150 people came together for an evening of great food, lively music, and good old fashioned fun. For the past few years, Alyson’s Orchard owner Susan Jasse has generously allowed us to use the beautiful space for our Empty Bowl event – helping to make the evening a special one.

 Soups were donated by Burdick’s in Walpole, Café Loco in Westminster, Kurn Hattin Homes, Murray’s in Walpole, Popolo’s in Bellows Falls, Smokin Bowls in Rockingham , the Saxtons River Inn,  Ed Warner’s famous chili, and the Walpole Tavern.

 The children from the Kurn Hattin Homes school did a great job of passing the appetizers and serving salad and desert to our guests. We thank them for their service and sunny smiles.

 For the first year, and we hope many more, Sharon Boccelli was our auctioneer. She did a great job in helping us hold a very successful auction of items that included a week in a condo in Austria, an original painting by Charlie Hunter, collectibles from the Windham Antique Center, Breakfast at Readmore, Earrings from Silver Forest, King Arthur Flour baking classes, a B&B stay at the 1900 House and the Interlaken Inn, Roots on the River tickets, a bowl from Tsuga studios and much more.

 Thank you to all who donated their time, energy and spirit to make this a wonderful evening and to raise money to fund the work at Our Place Drop-In Center. And a special thanks to our Board of Directors who made it all happen.



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