Handmade ceramic bowls entice donors to stand in charity soup line

Helen Watkinson of Grand Junction, left, decides she is happy with her bowl selection as her son, Ted, agrees Saturday during the annual Empty Bowls benefit at Grand Valley Catholic Outreach, 245 S. First St. Hundreds attended the fundraiser, which offers a handmade bowl, soup and dessert for $25. An estimated 1,000 people attended this year. The event typically raises about $30,000.



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Helen Watkinson of Grand Junction, left, decides she is happy with her bowl selection as her son, Ted, agrees Saturday during the annual Empty Bowls benefit at Grand Valley Catholic Outreach, 245 S. First St. Hundreds attended the fundraiser, which offers a handmade bowl, soup and dessert for $25. An estimated 1,000 people attended this year. The event typically raises about $30,000.

Lisa Hammond of Eagle had heard of the Empty Bowls fund-raiser at Grand Valley Catholic Outreach. So when the 18th annual event rolled around Saturday, she met up with her friends from…




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