For a second year now, Home Horizon’s 12th Annual Bowls for Beds campaign supporting Barbara Weider House (for youth at risk of homelessness in Southern Georgian Bay) went online because of the COVID-19 restrictions. The outpouring of support from the community was phenomenal. This year’s fundraiser added a Bowls for Bids online auction for 24 one-of-a-kind bowls, all painted with love and compassion from 24 local artists, along with the beautiful traditional bowls hand-painted by local elementary school children. This year, each bowl purchased included a voucher for a free scoop of ice cream at Pom Pom’s in Thornbury. While many of the purchased bowls were hand-delivered, a big thank you is due to Linda and Mike Sloat of the Curly Willow Eatery in Collingwood, who offered their patio as a pick-up location on June 12th. Thank you to all the sponsors, artists, school kids, volunteers, and supporters for making this year’s fundraiser another tremendous success!

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