Elgin Empty Bowl fundraiser serves up winning recipe Posted in: Lifestyle The soup was definitely on as nearly 200 Elginites and visitors gathered for the third annual Elgin Empty Bowl fundraiser held on November 16 at the SPJST Lodge Hall 18. By all measures, according to event chair Stephanie Wood, the event was a great success. “It was a beautiful, crisp November day and the ‘recipe’ was perfect for it—gallons and gallons of ‘warm goodness:’ 11 great soups, stews and chilies provided by some of Elgin’s best restaurants and caterers,” Wood said. Added to the mix was a hand decorated ceramic bowl for each attendee. Also in the mix was a large silent auction ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!