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Empty Bowls event set for Jan. 28

Empty Bowls is Saturday, Jan. 28, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Pagosa Springs Elementary School.

Come and get a bowl, enjoy a meal and share a table with other folks. Music will be played by Elementary students this year during the benefit. It is an awesome experience.

Empty Bowls is a community project to raise money for our local food banks. For $10 you get to choose a bowl created by teachers, local potters, community members and students. Each bowl is lead-free and food safe.

The bowl is then filled with differnt kinds of soup, donated by students and community members. The humble meal includes bread and a beverage. The bowls are unique and beautiful and can be kept as a reminder of the hunger struggle, the “empty bowls” of people in our community and the world.

Ceramic bowls are made by students and community members. Making bowls and playing with clay is fun, but it also raises awareness and educates students and community about hungry people. Empty Bowls is also the celebration of the arts. There are many hours that go into this event, from making bowls to the glazing and firing of the bowls. It is worth it — the money generated from the sale goes to our local food banks. Each piece is beautiful and represents so much. Last year, we raised over $2,000.

A special silent auction will take place during the event, with various art works by local artists and art teachers, to help in this fund-raising efforts for our local food banks.

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