The Empty Bowls event, held at Messalonskee High School on March 6th, was a huge success. The lead organizers, Art teacher Sherrie Damon and Key Club Advisor Susan Perrino, both mentioned how extremely proud they were of the students involved. “I got so many compliments from the people attending the dinner on how respectful and engaging the students were,” said Ms. Perrino. Ms. Damon added that she had several students tell her they really enjoyed being part of the event.
Empty Bowls has become an annual tradition at MHS. Students and staff make pottery bowls, volunteers contribute soups, bread, and deserts, and the community comes together to enjoy an evening of good food and good company that helps raise money for the area food pantries.
This year’s event added a silent auction with some great items for guests to bid on. The dinner was followed by the spring production of The Tempest and the Messalonskee Players donated $500 of their ticket proceeds to the cause as well. All told, the evening raised over $3000. That means that each of the food banks in our district will receive $1000 to help during these challenging times.
Thank you to everyone who took part in making this important event a success.