Bowls Fight Hunger in Phoenixville

Hundreds of artisans and volunteers are working to fight hunger in Phoenixville and surrounding areas.

The PACS Empty Bowls event is set for November 8 at the Kimberton Fire Hall. Photo Courtesy: PACS
The PACS Empty Bowls event is set for November 8 at the Kimberton Fire Hall. Photo Courtesy: PACS

Editor's Note: Phoenixville Area Community Service is gearing up for a huge fundraiser on November 8 at the Kimberton Fire Company hall to help fight hunger right in out area.  Patch asked the organizers to send more details about the people who make the event possible so that we could share that with you.

Jen Epps provided this article to Patch

Local Artisans Come Together to Raise Awareness for Hunger in Our Community

PACS is once again holding their Empty Bowls Event on November 8th, 2013 at the Kimberton Fire Hall and it is expected to be another great success.  This success however is not possible without the support of local artisans who donate their time and talents in creating the beautiful bowls that are on display for the patrons to choose from.  Upon entering the Fire Hall risers set along the side of the room burst forth with an array of colors, shapes and sizes - each one beckoning someone to pick them up, marvel at their beauty, and then take them to the soup line to be filled with homemade soup that has been donated by Artisan's Café and the students at Technical College High School - Pickering Campus.  Delicious homemade bread is also graciously being donated again this year by Soltane . 


Gathering enough bowls for this wonderful event takes many months and many hands - some hands are big and some are small.  This year, folks who join PACS for the evening will find local pottery made by familiar names such as Nell Hazinski - a local Phoenixville potter who has been a major contributor to Empty Bowls with her time and talent over the years, Royce Yoder who hails from Lederach, PA, Corey Johnson whose pieces can be found at Beckah's Bakery in Glenmoore, Suzanne Kent, and Sandy Malamed to name a few.  This event would not possible without the help of such folks as Heidi Brett and all the potters at Chester Springs Studio, Kathy Bestwick of the Phoenix Art Center, and Sam, Dale, Kylie, Cara, and Lyla from Camphill Village Kimberton Hills as they held workshops at their studios, Glaxo Smith Kline, as well as other places, that will provide us with many creative bowls this year.  Potters come in all ages and to that end we are thrilled that Karen Ewerth's 4th grade students at Barkley Elementary School, Beth Richey's students and fellow teachers at Great Valley High School, and children attending Charlestown Day Camp, better known as Miss Betty's, under the watchful eye of Nancy Buck, have been working during the past few months to make bowls that will also be on hand to choose from.  Even the Board Members of PACS, under the tutelage of Nell Hazinski and Linda Jean Henzie, tried their hand at making bowls for the event!  


So many hands have been busy in order that PACS can share an evening with folks in an effort to raise awareness for the people within our community, as well as in communities throughout the United States that go hungry each day.  Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard to make this an evening possible.


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