7th Annual Chatham Empty Bowls

7th Annual Chatham Empty Bowls Fundraiser – Thank you all for attending and making this such a huge success !

CORA had their 7th Annual Chatham Empty Bowls Fundraiser on Sunday, April 24 5:00 to 7:30 at Hanks Chapel Fellowship Hall in Pittsboro. Your participation continues to help CORA Food Pantry feed hungry residents from all over Chatham County.

CORA Empty Bowls featured:

    • Beautiful local potteryGuest Table
    • Light hors d’oeuvres
    • Delicious soups from local restaurants
    • Fresh baked breads
    • Homemade desserts
    • Selection of beverages
    • Live entertainment by the Bolin Creek String Band

Bolin Creek String Band

A 50/50 Raffle – Congratulations to the Winner, Bridget Perry

  • Raffle Donations provided by:
    • Herb Allred  – Pottery Cat Bowl (8″ dia. x 3″ high) – Won by Will & Eillen Kuchta
    • Doug Dotson – Pottery Square Platter (13″ x 13″) – Won by Nancy Holden
    • Mark Hewitt – Tall PotteryVase (6″ dia. x 13″ high) – Won by Elaine Labate
    • Shari Ligett – Hand Woven Basket (10′ dia. x 8″ high) – Won by Steve Jackson
    • HP & Sandra Pelzel – Colorful Square Pottery Plate (9″ x 9″) – Won by Sandra D. Williams
    • Siglinda Scarpa – Large Pottery Platter (12″ x 17″) – Won by Cathy Kastner
    • Colleen Black Smelka – Large Raku Bowl (10″ dia. x 7″ high) – Won by Mike Thompson
    • Green Turtle Studio/Bronwyn Watson – Flowered Pottery Bowl (5″ x 8″) – Won by Melanie Clare
    • Al McCanless – Charcoal Pottery Bowl and Plate (9″ dia plate , 8 1/2″ bowl) – Won by Alfred Goshaw
    • Carolina Preserve Pottery Club – Pedestal Bowl (6″ dia/ x 5″ high) – Won by Jane Mann
    • Salon Breeze – Gift Certificate – Won by John Caruso
    • Cackalacky – Gift Baskets – Won by Joyce Johnson & Tiffany Morris each won a basket
    • Captain John’s Dockside Seafood Restaurant – Gift Certificate – Won by Barbara Harris
    • The Food Fairy -“Cook Once – Eat for a Month” DVD and “Fairy Spoon” – Won by Barbara Fearrington
    • Weaver Street (Southern Village) – Gift Certificate – Won by Sandra D. Williams

Guests picking out their potteryThe Pottery is always highlight of the event. The ticket for “The Works” included  a locally handcrafted bowl of the buyer’s choice to treasure and use at home. Potters from all over the Triangle contributed bowls to the event including Bennett Baptist Church, Darlene Brady, Elena Ceberio, Clayworks Pottery Guild, Debbie Englund, Pam Epperson, Mark Hewitt, Michelle Lang, Jo Lovvorn, Trude McLaughlin, Mary Anne Moore, Lynn Morrow, Lara O’Keefe, Harold Pelzel, Sandra Boyd Pelzel, Janet Resnick, Siglinda Scarpa,Rita Schiavone and Students, Sertoma Studio Potters, Rusty Seick, Ronni Theeman, Bronwyn Watson, and Trish Welsh.

Popular local eateries provide the soup. Vegan and vegetarian soup options were available. Participating restaurants were Allen & Son Barbecue, Angelina’s Kitchen, Bean & Barrel, Carolina Brewery, The City Tap, The MOD(ern deli), Oakleaf, Pittsboro Roadhouse, Small B&B Café, and Tarantini. 458 West B&B provided a dessert item.

A crew of bakers from Fearrington Village provided fresh home-baked breads. Admission also included light hors d’oeuvres and a variety of homemade desserts.

*Pictures courtesty of Tani Kennedy, Dick Knapp, and Jim Stickford

All proceeds go to CORA Food Pantry, which provides a week’s worth of food for individuals and families in crisis in Chatham County. CORA now serves 500 families a month and expects to distribute enough food this year to feed 20,000 individuals for a week. We couldn’t do this without the help of all of our wonderful guests, volunteers and donors. For more information on CORA (Chatham Outreach Alliance, Inc.) please Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter.

The 2016 Chatham Empty Bowls was sponsored by:

Executive Chef:  House to Home Realty – Linda Todd

Master Chef: Peter and Prue Meehan, Jenny Garrett McLaurin – Goldsmith, and Mitchell Chapel AME Zion Church, Saxapahaw Volley Ball Club, UNC Health Care, and Jim Yoder

Pastry Chef: Chatham County Edward Jones Financial Advisors, Chimneys Plus & Gutter Solutions, The Food Fairy, Inc., Governors Club Realty, Steve and Patricia Jackson, O2 Fittness, Pittsboro Discount Drug,  Pittsboro Family Dentistry,  and Reynolds & Associates Physical Therapy, Inc.

Sous-Chef: B&L Supply LLC, Bojangles of Pittsboro, Cackalacky, Floral Expressions, French Connections, Jean Josephus Hair Design, Alan & Laurie Lamoreaux, Claud Viveros & Tim Mehringer, Moon Bistro, Quintiles, and Weaver Street Market at Southern Village

“Soup”-porter: (Additional Raffle Items) Breeze Salon, Captain John’s Dockside Seafood Restaurant, Harris Teeter – Chatham Downs, and Lowes Foods Chapel Hill