Story by Joe Milliken-Editor
On November 10 from 5 to 7 p.m., Springfield High School (SHS) will host its' second annual Empty Bowl Dinner at the SHS cafeteria.
Several culinary students from the River Valley Technical Center will be preparing the meal, which includes soup, pasta, bread and beverages for this evening of community spirit and good will.
Music, dance and art displays will also entertain diners, with informational displays of local and global poverty will also be on display throughout the lobby, hallways and cafeteria.
SHS students have also been creating bowls to coincide with the meal. For the cost of $20., each meal comes with one of these hand-crafted bowls.
A concert will begin in the auditorium at 7 p.m. featuring a chorus, madrigals, concert band and wind ensemble. There will also be a silent auction.
A meal without the bowl can also be purchased for $5. Children under 3 years old eat free and desserts will be offered by the SHS student council at an extra cost.
Proceeds of the Empty Bowl Dinner will benefit the Springfield Family Center and the Miller Art Center.
The clay project, the visiting artist potter, Susan Leader and the performing visiting dance artist, Ashley Hensel-Browning were all generously funded by the Okemo Community Challenge Grant.