Sunday evening, the beautiful banquet hall at Alyson's Orchard in Walpole, NH hosted the 12th Annual Empty Bowl dinner and auctions that benefit the food programs of Our Place Drop In Center in Bellows Falls.
Our Place has provided food, clothing and other services to families and individuals in need in the adjacent Vermont and New Hampshire communities for the past 17 years.
The Empty Bowl dinner is a major fundraiser, last year raising some $16,000 for Our Place. A dozen area restaurants - and the Walpole American Legion Post - provided a delicious and eclectic array of soups for the event, which also included a silent and live auction. Above, an item is being bid on during the live auction.