Springfield's annual Empty Bowl Dinner—a vital benefit for the Springfield Family Food Shelf and the Miller Art Center—has been receiving a lot of local attention since its founding three years ago.
http://www.denpubs.com/Articles-c-2010-11-09-94208.114134-sub-Students-create-artistic-bowls-for-a-good-cause.html Students create artistic bowls for a good cause By Lou Varricchio Managing Editor, New Market Press PAGE_5_Mariama_Roldan Springfield students work diligently in preparing bowls for this week’s Empty Bowl Dinner. November 10, 2010 Springfield's annual Empty Bowl Dinner—a vital benefit for the Springfield Family Food Shelf and the Miller Art Center—has been receiving a lot of local attention since its founding three years ago. The big event comes from the heart of students enrolled in the Springfield High School Arts Academy and the River Valley Technical Center Culinary and Hospitality programs. The entire community gets involved and this year's happening, the third annual dinner, was no exception. This week's dinner was held in the Springfield High School Cafeteria and for a $20 donation, attendees received an artistic handmade ceramic bowl for a meal of soup, pasta, bread, along with a beverage. A silent auction followed the dinner and included a seconds-table sale. Joining fellow students, members of the class of 2013 stepped up to serve guests a variety of tasty desserts that were included with the meal. On display for all bowl dinner guests to view were student art exhibits showcasing photography, prints and other works of art. To top off the meal, at SHS Kevin Sheehan Auditorium, the Springfield High School Chorus, Madigals, Concert Band and Wind Ensemble performed. SHS foreign-language students also performed providing traditional dances. Students participating in the event were grateful to a strong turnout but they were especially grateful to the Okemo Mountain Community Challenge Grant which funded potter Susan Leader along with clay supplies used for the bowls. http://compasspaper.com/empty-bowl-dinner-p1942-111.htm The Springfield High School Arts Academy and the River Valley Technical Center Culinary and Hospitality Programs invite the community to the third annual Empty Bowl Dinner on November 10th from 5 til 7 p.m. (with the snowdate on November 12th). This dinner will be held in the Springfield High School Cafeteria at 303 South Street in springfield, VT. For $20, a patron may purchase a hand made ceramic bowl and get a meal of soup, pasta, bread, and beverage. The meal only is available, without a ceramic bowl, for $7.00. Children under 3 years old are free. There will be a silent auction and a seconds table sale. Desserts will be offered by the class of 2013. Art exhibits of photography and wall hangings will be on display. Musical serenade by students of SHS will grace the event and foreign language students will dance. Proceeds of the Empty Bowl Dinner will benefit the Springfield Family Food Shelf and the Miller Art Center. Many thanks to the Okemo Mountain Community Challenge Grant for funding our Potter, Susan Leader and supplies needed for this clay project. A Concert will begin at 7 p.m., in the SHS Kevin Sheehan Auditorium, featuring music by the Springfield High School Chorus, Madigals, Concert Band and Wind Ensemble.