Empty Bowls Are Being Filled Up on Thursday March 15th

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Empty Bowls has always been a famous MMS tradition, of which SOAR peer leaders meticulously create unique clay bowls all in an effort to raise money for charities. On March 15th, students and parents can come to school at 5:30pm and purchase a bowl to be filled with hot soup and company. Both MASH and SOAR peer leaders acts as the waiters and later wash the bowls, and when it’s all done you may keep the bowl you purchased. Bowls are $15 each, and all the money goes to good causes such as the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and Down the Block.

While no one makes bowls as beautiful as our own peer leaders, the idea of Empty Bowls is actually a world wide event. Mrs. Claudia Sohr, MMS’s 7th and 8th grade art teacher, originally got the idea from another high school art teacher in the district. The teacher was more than happy to give Ms. Sohr the lesson plan, so our wonderful art teacher used this idea, and so Empty Bowls was created.

After a brief interview with the SOAR peerleaders, we have discovered their true thoughts regarding this event.

What was it like to make all of theses bowls?

It was a bit boring and super dirty… I ruined a pair of pants… but we did eventually and it was nice knowing that we were making art!

How many bowls do you think you’re going to sell?

Hopefully, all of them ‘cause this is a really important cause.

Not only is Empty Bowls helping the environment, but it is also bringing students together. Many students who are currently in their art cycle have also been making and glazing bowls if they finished their work. Some SOAR, DECO and other peer leaders even come after school to help make bowls on their free time.

This event has been bringing the community of MMS together and contributing to important causes. We hope to see you all on Thursday night at 5:30pm in the cafeteria school with a bowl and spoon, ready to eat! 

Tickets at the door can be purchased for $15, smaller bills are appreciated!

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