The Empty Bowl Event 2019 was held on Friday, March 29th, 2019 at The Garten Verein to support The Jesse Tree's Senior wellness and Nutrition Program - The 2019 Empty Bowl Event reverently honors five individuals who went above and beyond for The Jesse Tree. Dorethea Lewis Wynn, served as a Board Member and vocal advocate for the uninsured, underprivileged and poor for many years; Betsy Horner and her husband Les collected bread and groceries for over ten years to keep the Jesse Tree supplied; Ray Brown, Veteran and Resource Coordinator worked tirelessly to help especially after Hurricane Ike; Tino Gonzalez, Board President for six years and an amazing community advocate for compassionate care; Patrick Golden self-proclaimed Indentured Servant over twenty years as a Resource Coordinator and Chronic Conditions Management Coach; Sadly in the past eight months they have passed away leaving us bereft but in awe of the thousands of people’s lives they touched and changed for the better. Help us celebrate and memorialize their kindness, generosity and goodness – all truly WONDERFUL people who gave above and beyond to The Jesse Tree and are sorely missed. Gone but they will never be forgotten.
"A shoot will come up from the stem of Jesse; from his roots a branch will bear fruit." (Isaiah 11:1)