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Mailbag: Hunger Bowl a success thanks to organizer

November 23, 2011
  • A sign posted in the Bluebird Canyon area of Laguna Beach has been altered to read "No trees any time."
A sign posted in the Bluebird Canyon area of Laguna Beach… (Courtesy Mace Morse )

A wonderful charity event called the World Hunger Bowl was Nov. 12 at the Aliso Creek Inn and Golf Course in Laguna Beach.

The World Hunger Bowl is the brainchild of Faye Chapman, Laguna Beach resident and champion for the homeless. About 200 Laguna Beach residents and outsiders attended this annual event, which raises money for the Laguna Beach homeless through a silent auction of bowls created in the past year by world renowned artists, local artists and volunteers.

Several of the bowls were truly one-of-a-kind works of art created by famous artists such as Wyland, Marlo Bartels and Guionette Wise. Consequently, the bidding became quite heated and competitive. This charitable spirit resulted in increased donations of which nearly 100% will be given to the Laguna Relief and Resource Center to help the homeless.

Several local restaurants including K'ya, Sapphire, Sun Dried Tomato, French 75, Mozambique and the Aliso Creek Inn were kind enough to donate their time and effort by making exotic soup which they served up hot to the hungry bidders. Auntie Mary's Sweetery made the most scrumptious cupcakes.

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However, our hats must be taken off and our applause must be directed to Faye who worked tirelessly throughout the year to make this event happen. Nice job, Faye, and I hope the World Hunger Bowl will continue well into the future.

Greg Packard

Los Alamitos

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Thanks, Faye, for the Hunger Bowl

On behalf of all of us at the Laguna Resource Center, I want to thank Faye Chapman for organizing and operating the World Hunger Bowl fundraiser Nov. 12 at the Aliso Creek Inn. Over the years, Faye's tireless dedication to helping the homeless has enabled the center to provide food, clothing and medical services to the less fortunate in our community. We are deeply grateful for her service.

Andy Siegenfeld

Laguna Beach

The writer is chairman of the Laguna Resource Center.

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What about palms that grow too high?

In a recent edition of the Coastline Pilot, Dave Connell presented an excellent review of the previous community supported efforts to address view blocking trees with "Fight for views could have used some help" (Sept. 30).

I was one of those who was involved in the widely supported efforts in 1993-94 to address securing a view preservation ordinance — the single most divisive neighborhood issue in Laguna Beach only to have it watered down by special interest influence on members of the then-City Council.

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