Codger Lodge Woodworkers Turn Bowls for Food Bank Charity 2015

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Codger Lodge has been busy once again to fill a community need by supplying quality turned wooden bowls for the Empty Bowls Food Bank Charity luncheon that is held annually in Marietta Ohio.  This year’s event will be held at the First Congregational Church located at 318 Front Street in Marietta, Ohio, which begins at 11:00 am.  An $11.00 fee entitles you to one of these fine bowls and a filling lunch provided with soups and different types of chilies donated by area restaurants.  Ceramic bowls are also available which are created by area college, high school, and middle school students.

Food Bank

Last year’s program held in April, was chaired by Carol Putnam who has since retired.  This year’s event organizer is Stassa Phillips. The charity 2014 program was attended by over 300 area residents and raised over $3400 for the food pantry program.  Like last year, a silent auction will once again be held for attendees to acquire the fine handcrafted bowls by the crew at Codger Lodge.

This is the second year for the Codger Lodge volunteers to be involved in this charity program.  Henry Aglio is responsible for the Codger Lodge association with the Empty Bowls Charity Program and serves as liaison with Stassa and her staff. Mikey Ellison and Henry are major contributors to the bowl collection, along with over 20 Codger Lodge turners, which meet every “Turning Tuesday”.  The bowls below were turned for this year’s event by Jimmy Morrison (segmented) and Mike Sharps (3 bowls).

You may see these bowls and many more if you get there early enough to find the bowl of your choice, as they most certainly go very quickly.  The luncheon and the bowls are more than worth the entrance fee, and you cannot beat the camaraderie.  You will leave fulfilled from both the fine food and knowing you have contributed to such a worthy cause, helping fill the bowls of others who are in need.

The above bowls were created by Henry Aglio (5), and a Locust bowl by Gene Smith.

Get your turning on and head to Codger Lodge or a favorite club near you and turn it up a notch for charity.  We have always found that woodworkers are one of the most giving when it comes to helping, teaching, and paying it forward.  So thank you Codgers for once again, sharing your talents to help those in need.

auf Wiedersehen!

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