Empty Bowls Event – Raised $8,000



The inaugural Rehoboth Beach Sunrise Rotary Club's Empty Bowls: Helping to Feed Hungry Families was a success thanks to this loving and caring community! The inaugural Rehoboth Beach Sunrise Rotory Club's Empty Bowls: Helping to Feed Hungry Families is now one for the history books.

The event raised thousands of dollars to help feed hungry families and support our efforts to provide meals at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter to families in need, and to support programs like the Harry K Foundation and Miriam's Table.

This event would not have been possible were it not for the incredible support we received, beginning with the Rehoboth Art League's Open Pottery Studio and School, under the direction of Jeffrey Stickle. Under Jeff's watchful eye the potters threw 737 bowls that were a mainstay of the event. Those who saw them all displayed together were mesmerized by their beauty and unique designs.

We would not have had a meal to serve were it not for the chefs at Matt's Fish Camp Lewes and Fish On, nor bread and cookies if not for Old World Breads and Bakery, and no incredible dessert if not for King's Homemade Ice Cream and Friendly's. Please help us thank them by supporting them.

Our music was provided by the incomparable CAMP Rehobotm Chorus, the Cape Henlopen Jazz Ensemble led by our 2016 Rehoboth Beach Sunrise Rotary Club's scholarship winner Morgan Hurlock, the band Won by One, and our favorite pianist Olivia Tancredi, a member of our Cape Interact Club and a Rehoboth Beach Sunrise Rotary Club 2016 RYLA winner.

Much thanks too to our major sponsors including: Brandywine Senior Living, County Bank, Delmarva Public Radio, Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Erica Donaway, Fulton Bank, the Rehoboth Beach Team, and Sotheby's Ocean Atlantic. There are also many who donated gift items for our event and we thank each so very much.

But most of all we thank the hundreds of community members who came to our inaugural event and made it the success it was. We hope to see you next year. And if you are still wishing you could have been there to join us and to pick out your favorite bowl there is stil time to select a bowl. Just email Ray Bryant at emptybowlsrehobothbeach@outlook.com and I'll make sure you get one!

Fianally, if you are looking for a group to be a part of that works to make our community and our world, especially the children in them, just a little better, then come join us at a breakfast meeting and learn more about the Rehoboth Beach Sunrise Rotary Club and what we and Rotary International do. We meet at Brandywine Senior Living at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast each Friday.

Article by Ray Bryant - May 13, 2016 - Cape Gazette