The 2012 Empty Bowls Virginia Peninsula event was our first fundraiser. It was held at Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News on February 10, 2012. We limited our ticket sales to 300, and were surprised and delighted that they were sold out 10 days before the event. It was a gratifying response to our fledgling project.
Event Partners: Empty Bowls Virginia Peninsula, Metro Productions, Peninsula Fine Arts Center
Souper Stars: Brent’s Fine Food, Schlesinger’s, Pearl Bistro, The Fresh Market, Terra, Linda’s Touch of Class Catering
Funds and Services: LaBodega Hampton, Hampton Mercury Lions, Mason & Associates, The Type Factory, Event Central
Breads & Desserts: Panera Bread, Trader Joe’s, Firehouse Subs, BJ’s, Costco, Harris Teeter
Entertainers: Robert Claud, Alex Ruedigar, Joanna Robertson, Dancing with Dragons
Bowls and Silent Auction: Artists too numerous to name!
Web Design & Poster Graphics: Randie Trestrail
Event Staff: Volunteers too numerous to name!
Photographer: Courtney Bowles
The EBVP committee had selected three local organizations to receive the funds raised by our Feb. 2012 event:
Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula
FISH Emergency Services – Williamsburg
Lamb House Street Ministries – Hpt./Npt. News
Our fundraiser resulted in $9000 that was divided three ways and donated to these three organizations.
Would you like to… make and donate bowls? … offer silent auction items? … volunteer your time? … Please contact us at EmptyBowlsVaPeninsula@gmail.com for information on supporting our March 15, 2013, event.