MHS gears up for Empty Bowls Dinner

The Messalonskee High School Art Department is gearing up for this year’s Empty Bowls Dinner.

Scheduled for Friday, March 6th, the annual Empty Bowls dinner is an MHS Tradition that benefits area food banks. The process involves Messalonskee students and staff as well as people from the community. Volunteers work to craft hundreds of handmade ceramic bowls, and students from Key Club, Student Council, and the National Honor Society all contribute to the dinner, preparing food, serving tables, and handling the cleanup.

Art teacher Sherrie Damon is hosting an after school bowl making session for staff and students tomorrow, Tuesday, January 7th from 2:30 -4:30. Students can earn community service hours for helping with this worthy cause. They also have the opportunity to make bowls during guided study any day of the week. Beginners are encouraged to attend on Wednesdays to learn the process. The goal is to make approximately 100 more bowls before February vacation.

Please encourage your high school students to get involved and be sure you don’t miss the Empty Bowls Dinner, March 6th.  Make a night of it by attending the Messalonskee Players production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest and a portion of your ticket price will also go to our area food pantries.

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