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Mendocino College ceramics students donate a Saturday and their art work to benefit Plowshares
Ukiah, CA- Plowshares’ fourth annual “Empty Bowls” fundraising dinner will be held Saturday March 28 at 6:30 p.m.    The event will be held at 1346 South State Street and all proceeds will benefit Plowshares’ Community Dining Room meals for the hungry and homeless. 

The concept of Empty Bowls, a fund raising idea that has raised millions of dollars for local food distribution centers throughout the country, is artists and artisans creating and donating pottery bowls for the “Empty Bowls” for a fundraising supper.  The event’s ticket includes a handmade bowl of your choice, food and entertainment.  

“I support this event because of the powerful message it delivers to us all. At the end of the evening participants leave with their “Empty Bowl” and with it the reminder that too many unfortunate people have nothing but an empty bowl and hunger to look forward to at the end of their day.” Doug Browe Mendocino College ceramics instructor said of the event.

Tickets for the event are $40 and can be purchased at The Mendocino Book Company and Plowshares. Each guest chooses a bowl and fills it with their choice of several gourmet soups.  There will also be gourmet bread, appetizers and desserts prepared by volunteer Plowshares cooks, served with donated local wine.  Live music will be provided by the Blue Sky Band and the SPACE singing group “Breath”.

Plowshares, located in Ukiah, has been providing free meals and other services to the hungry and homeless since 1983.  It is a nonprofit organization and runs The Community Dining Room, Homeless Services and Meals-on-Wheels programs.  Plowshares recently added a lunch service and expanded its dinner program when Ukiah’s homeless shelter discontinued all meal service in February.

The Plowshares mission is that no one in our community go hungry.  For additional information on Plowshares, visit their website at or call (707) 462-8582.

The Mendocino College students and local artists donating time and their art include Ruth Easterbrook, Satoko Barash, James Blue, Debra Haber, Laurie Howard, Katherine McElwee, Marie Myers, Jody Clark, Remy Gonzaga, Roq Horowitz, Luke Hansen, Jerry Irwin, Linda Irwin, Belle Hicks, Karen Loyster and Gregg Lindsley, Jan Hoyman, and Doug Browe.

  For further information on the Mendocino College Ceramic Program, contact Browe at (707) 467-1003 or visit  

Created: March 25, 2009 @ 08:42 AM
Last Modified: May 08, 2009 @ 08:26 AM


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