Local celebrities take part in the Bowl-a-Thon. February 23, 2018. (Photo by Colin Gowdy, Blackburn News)

Celebrity Potters Help End Hunger (GALLERY & VIDEOS)

Local politicians, firefighters and other celebrities in the community got their hands dirty on Friday to help kick-off Lambton College’s 11th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser against hunger.

The Celebrity Bowl-a-Thon saw the less-experienced potters, aided by staff and students, create unique pottery bowls for viewing and purchase during the April 5 dinner at the college’s event centre.

Ceramics Professor Beth Turnbull Morrish was on hand to help out.

“On our own, not a single one of us could give $10,000 to help fight hunger in Sarnia,” she says. “But together these students are learning how they can help somebody else make a bowl and our efforts together can raise $10,000.”

An additional 400 bowls will be created by experienced ceramics students and the Sarnia Lambton Potters’ Guild for guests to take home as a reminder to help end hunger locally.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Inn of the Good Shepherd or the college’s counselling department. They include soup, bread, coffee or tea and the handmade bowl.

The annual Empty Bowls fundraiser will look to raise another $10,000 in 2018 to add to the over $80,000 raised to date. All money raised will go towards the Inn of the Good Shepherd and the Lambton College Food Bank.