Pagosa Springs Middle School students help create empty bowls

Photo courtesy Archuleta School District
From the left, Pagosa Springs Middle School Pirates Bea Carpenter, Skylar Sherman, Ava Pargin and Hannah Rockensock spent their Saturday producing clay bowls and giving back to their community. The bowls will be a part of the Feb. 24 Empty Bowls event to raise funds for community food banks.

Special to The PREVIEW

On Saturday morning, Jan. 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 school art teacher Tessie Garcia.

For $10, event participants receive a handmade pottery bowl that they can fill with delicious soups, chilis and stews. They then keep the bowl as a reminder of all the “empty bowls” in the Pagosa Springs area.

The event will be held on Feb. 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pagosa Springs Elementary School. All proceeds go to local food banks.