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‘Soup bowl’ fundraising dinner

March 3, 2013 · Updated 4:23 PM

Penny Sharpe Skye helps students Soeth Quintero and Jeiri Velazquez learn the techniques of bowl making. / Contributed photo

Inspired by an International project called “Empty Bowls,” ceramicist Mary Jane Elgin of Mary Jane Ceramics and Orcas Open Arts artist Penny Sharp Skye with help from with Rose Marie Altberg, Sharon Ho and Chelsea Cates generously provided their time and talents to Mandy Randolph’s fifth and sixth grade Farm to Classroom students over the past few weeks, helping them craft charming and unique soup bowls.

On the evening of March 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the school cafeteria will be lined with all the bowls they have created, together with additional bowls contributed by other Orcas ceramicists, waiting to be filled with hot and hearty, home made soup.  Fresh breads graciously donated by Rose’s Bakery will compliment the meal.

Everyone is invited to share in this event. Come to the school cafeteria, choose one of the bowls, make a donation of any amount you wish, fill your chosen bowl with soup made by chef Zach and then join the party. The bowl is yours to keep as a reminder that you have helped our community.

The artists have thoughtfully chosen the Farm to Classroom Project and Farm to Cafeteria Program as recipients of the funds raised by this year’s “Soup Bowl” dinner for their efforts in making sure all our public school students have the knowledge and benefit of healthy, wholesome food regardless of their economic situations.

Island potters wishing to donate bowls for this project may contact Mary Jane Elgin at 376-2755.

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