(12-16-19) Empty Bowls Mercer County 2020 will kick-off with a marathon “Create A Bowl” painting party on Saturday, January 18, at Brew Nation/Potters House on Main where community members will come together to create hand-painted bowls for the “Empty Bowls Dinner & Auction” that will be held this Spring.

We hope you can join us, because “Create A Bowl” really makes a difference in this community. Many of our Mercer County neighbors — average people who are facing hard times – will be able to find safe shelter, keep a roof over their heads, put food on their tables, and mend relationships with their children because you created a bowl and someone else bought it!

To join in the “Create A Bowl” fun, call Our Home Family Resource Center at 419-586-4663 and reserve a time to paint. Painting will begin at 8:00am and end at 6:00pm. Participants register in advance for a 2-hour session: 8am-10am, 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm, 2pm-4pm, or 4pm-6pm. Registration is limited to 30 participants per timeslot.

Each painter is asked to donate or collect funds for the event ($25 minimum) and will paint two bowls. Individuals with donations of $50.00 or more will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win prizes. All proceeds support Our Home’s work in the community.

The unique, hand-painted creations from this painting marathon will be gifted to folks who attend the “Empty Bowls Dinner & Auction” (April 4).