Empty Bowls

Article Published: Mar. 22, 2012 | Modified: Mar. 25, 2012
Empty Bowls

WHS senior art student Abby Harrelson designed this year’s Empty Bowls poster.

Watauga High School students are preparing for the 11th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser for the Hunger and Health Coalition.

This year’s is scheduled for Saturday, March 24, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Watauga High School commons area.

The Empty Bowls Project is an international effort to fight hunger. Doing their part, Watauga High students and local potters create original ceramic bowls. Student volunteers then serve a simple meal of soup and bread, which is donated by area restaurants.

Guests choose a bowl to use for the soup and then keep it to take home as a reminder of all the other empty bowls in the world. In exchange for the meal and the bowl, a minimum donation of $15 goes to The Hunger & Health Coalition.

A silent auction of donated items by area businesses will be included. There will be live entertainment by WHS students. Desserts are provided by Friends of Watauga.

Since 2002, students have raised a total of $47,100 in 10 events for the Hunger and Health Coalition.

The closing performance of “Seussical the Musical” will be later that evening, featuring more than 100 WHS students. Tickets are $10 for reserved seating and are now on sale.

Watauga High School is located at 300 Go Pioneers Drive.

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