Empty Bowls fundraiser is being held at Middletown High School

By Jayden Bidle, Reaction editor

Every year at Middletown High school art students and teachers hold an empty bowls fundraiser on Thursday, April 11th at 6 o’clock in the afternoon. This year will be the 27th year holding the fundraiser consisting of delicious food, entertainment, the arts, and helping the community.

The Empty Bowls foundation was started by a teacher in Michigan in 1990. It started out as soup and bread in a bowl given out to fundraise money for the homeless.

Tickets to this event cost $14 for adults, $12 for students and $7 for children 12 and under. Every ticket includes dinner catered by Fratellis, beverages and desserts catered by South Mountain Creamery, and a food-safe bowl made by MHS students.

The Fratellis dinner consists of chicken parmesan, pasta, salad, and bread. South Mountain Creamery will be providing  ice cream, lemonade, and iced tea.

All the money made from these tickets goes to organizations that help the homeless such as the Middletown Food bank and Middletown Valley People Helping People. Last year Middletown raised $7000 and every cent went to helping the community.

The night will consist of a speaker who speaks on homelessness and hunger in our community, a bluegrass music group, piano music played by Middletown junior Josh Koontz, an art show with artwork displayed from Middletown high school and all its feeder schools, a silent auction, and a selection of over 300 beautiful empty bowls.

The empty bowls given out are prepared all year by ceramics students all year round. They use techniques such as coiling, slabbing, and throwing on the wheel.

Tickets can be purchased from Jim Zimmer at [email protected]. We hope you join us this year for a fun-filled night supporting our community.