Empty Bowls Were Overflowing at the Library

  • 2022-04-04, 06:55 AM (update 2022-04-06, 06:26 PM)
  • Jo Petteruti
Empty Bowls Were Overflowing at the Library Jo Petteruti Some of the hand-crafted ceramic bowls made by CCHS Ceramics Class students

Jaime Shafer challenged her Churchill County High School Ceramics Class to craft food-safe bowls for a fundraiser for the Library. The students rose to that challenge, creating 155 bowls for the event. On Sunday, April 3 from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m., their hand-crafted ceramic bowls were available for a donation whereby the donor would select and keep a bowl then use it to indulge in multiple varieties of soups made and donated by community members.

For a small donation of cash or non-perishable items, attendees could enjoy a community meal of homemade soups, and freshly baked breads and rolls. Thirty crockpots containing more than 40 gallons of soup were available for attendees to eat as much as they wanted. Jaime said, “I am amazed and overjoyed at the turnout and at the community's generosity. This is above and beyond what I ever  expected.”

Donated non-perishables will be used to keep up the stock in the Karma Box located outside the Chamber of Commerce office at 448 West Williams Avenue. Cash donations received during the event totaled $2,720 and will be used for Library programs. Library Director Carol Lloyd said, “What a wonderful partnership this event was, and what a great community. I am so very proud to be a part of it.”

Empty Bowls is a nationwide effort to raise awareness of hunger in the community. Sunday's event at the Library was sponsored by the CCHS Ceramics Class students who made and donated the bowls, the Fallon Chamber of Commerce, and the Churchill Library Association.


Captions: all photos by Jo Petteruti

A community meal of soups and breads in full swing at the Library

Donated non-perishables gathered in the Chamber's office

One of the two tables stocked with crockpots of soup

The second table of soups, along with bread, rolls, croissants, and bottled water





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