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Empty Bowls benefit Saturday at PSHS

This fall children, teenagers and adults in the Pagosa community made more than 100 ceramic bowls for Saturday’s Empty Bowls fund-raiser at Pagosa Springs High School.

The idea was generated by Archuleta School District visual art teachers Tessie Garcia, Gail Hershey and Rebekah Wilkins-Pepiton, as a way to create powerful art experiences that reach out into the Pagosa Springs community.

People of all ages and abilities made ceramic bowls that will be sold for $10 each from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, with homemade soup and bread. Guests choose a bowl to use that day and to keep as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.

All proceeds from the event go to support Pagosa’s Loaves and Fishes program and the national hunger-fighting program, “Feeding America.”

Fine Arts Magnet Academy students at Pagosa Springs High School are assisting in all areas of the event — bowl construction, PR/marketing, soup preparation, and lunchtime entertainment. With our local event, we join with tens of thousands of people around the world to help fight hunger here and abroad. The Imagine/Render Group of Burnsville, N.C., administers the support materials and trademark name for this event.

You do not want to miss Pagosa’s Empty Bowls 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Pagosa Springs High School Commons Area. Join us to fight hunger here and abroad.