Middle School Students Contribute to ‘Empty Bowls’
By Melissa Shaw
On Saturday morning, January 27, several students from Pagosa Springs Middle School donated their time to a great, local cause: Empty Bowls. Together, with a variety of community volunteers, they individually designed 61 clay bowls that were made in preparation for a great community event.
Empty Bowls is an annual charity program put on by Elementary Art Teacher, Tessie Garcia. For $10, event participants receive a handmade pottery bowl that they can fill with delicious soups, chilis and stews in an all-you-can-eat buffet. They then keep the bowl as a reminder of all the “empty bowls” in the Pagosa Springs area.
The event will be held on Saturday, February 24 from 11:00am-1:00pm at Pagosa Springs Elementary School. All proceeds go to local food banks and soup kitchens.