Empty Bowls for Food fundraiser at the Batavia Boardwalk Shops
The Chicago Woodturners and the Windy City Woodturners invite you to the Empty Bowls for Food fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Batavia Boardwalk Shops.
Volunteer members of both wood-turning clubs will be selling donated bowls and other wood turned items to raise funds for the Northern Illinois Food Bank, Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry and the Fox Valley Food for Health organizations.
The fundraiser begins at 9 a.m. and will go until 4 p.m. or until the bowls and other handmade items are sold out. Shoppers should arrive early for best selection.
The Fox Valley Gallery of Wood Boardwalk Shop will feature wooden, handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items produced by local artisans. Each item would make a beautiful holiday gift for your friends or family members, or you might find that something perfect for your home décor.
The Batavia Boardwalk Shop owners are also participating in the Empty Bowls event by collecting canned goods and other food pantry staples.
All customers who bring food pantry items to the fundraiser or make a purchase at any of the Boardwalk Shops on Oct. 7, will be eligible to win a gift basket filled with items donated by the Boardwalk Shops.
The Chicago Woodturners and the Windy City Woodturners are Chapters of the American Association of Woodturners. These clubs are dedicated to wood-turning education and regularly participate in civic outreach activities including Empty Bowls for Food, Pens for Troops, and Beads of Courage boxes each of which benefit local nonprofit agencies.
The Batavia Boardwalk Shops are open Fridays to Sundays through Dec. 17 at Wilson Street and Route 25.
It is run by Batavia MainStreet, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to enhancing downtown Batavia through dedicated volunteer efforts. Contact the Batavia MainStreet office at (630) 761-3528 or info@DowntownBatavia.com for more information.