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.

From the left: PSHS Pirates Bea Carpenter, Skylar Sherman, Ava Pargin, Hannah Rockensock spent their Saturday producing clay bowls and giving back to their community.

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.

Jonathan Nasralla designs a football bowl.

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