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Empty Bowls for Food

October 7, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Empty Bowls for Food

A Woodturning Fundraiser for Local Food Pantries


The Chicago Woodturners and the Windy City Woodturners invite everyone to join them on October 7, 2023 at the Boardwalk Shops of Batavia, located at the intersection of Wilson St. and IL Rt. 25 in beautiful downtown Batavia. Volunteer members of both woodturning clubs will be selling donated bowls and other wood turned items in this outdoor pop-up market to raise funds for the Northern Illinois Food Bank, the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry and the Fox Valley Food for Health organizations. The fundraiser begins at 9:00 AM and will go until 4:00 pm or until the bowls and other hand-made items are sold out. Shoppers should arrive early for best selection.


The pop-up shop will feature wooden, hand-crafted, one of a kind items produced by local artisans. Each item would make a beautiful holiday gift for your friends or family members, or perhaps you might find that ‘something perfect’ for your home décor.


The Batavia Boardwalk Shop owners are also participating in the Empty Bowls event by collecting canned goods and other food pantry staples. All customers who bring food pantry items to the fundraiser, or make a purchase at any of the Boardwalk Shops on October 7th, will be eligible to win a gift basket filled with items donated by the Boardwalk Shops.


The Chicago Woodturners and the Windy City Woodturners are Chapters of the American Association of Woodturners. These clubs are dedicated to woodturning education and can often be seen at local schools and civic events. Both clubs regularly participate in civic outreach activities including Empty Bowls for Food, Pens for Troops and Beads of Courage boxes each of which benefit local non-profit agencies.


October 7, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Fox Valley Gallery of Wood
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Batavia Boardwalk Shops
114 E. Wilson Street
Batavia, IL 60510 United States
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