Audrey Hawley, Linda Bergholz, and Bonnie McNett

by David Miller

David Miller

Loveland, Ohio – Leading up to last Saturday’s Pottery Affaire at Whistle Stop Clay Works where the art show was held, artists crafted unique pottery designs that would be sold during the show and the money raised would be given to the LIFE Food Pantry. Raffle tickets were also sold throughout the day for a chance to win two clay vases. Some visitors at the show also just dropped money into a donation box or after purchasing an item donated their change as well.

Yesterday, Bonnie McNett, representing Whistle Stop, presented a check to Audrey Hawley and Linda Bergholz of the food pantry for $449.

Audrey said, “Thank you very much to the artists and their donations and for their creativity. It’s wonderful for the whole community.”

“Actually, this will be great,” said Linda about receiving the check, “Because this time of the year, going into the Fall season is when we have a lot more requests for financial assistance. We have a lot more people coming to the pantry needing help when the weather is changing and the temperature is getting colder.”

Bonnie said she was just happy to pass along some, “good fortune to those in need.”

“A check like this will go a long way in helping people with their financial needs,” added Audrey.

You could easily put the total over 1K by adding your own donation to the Panty.





Loveland InterFaith Effort is a (registered) 501c3 non-profit organization and your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable under the law.


LIFE is a faith and community supported organization that provides food, financial assistance, and programs to those experiencing hardship.

  • Scheduling, set up, organizing the sorting and dating of donations. Stocking of pantry needs.
  • Communicating with donor organizations.
  • Inventory control of storage units and pantry.
  • Help organize the Pass It On Loveland School Drive for LIFE Holiday Food Baskets.

Whistle Stop Clay Works is a fully equipped ceramics teaching studio and gallery located in historic downtown Loveland, Ohio, where the corners of Hamilton, Warren and Clermont counties meet. It’s close to excellent restaurants and shops and the renowned Little Miami River Bike Trail. Come take a tour with our 3 minute video!

119 Harrison Avenue, Loveland, Ohio 45140