Empty Bowls Dinner Draws Large Crowd

Art teachers Stachia Serafini and Angie Champion

On Thursday night, Emma B Ward Elementary School hosted their seventh annual Empty Bowls Dinner to a tremendous crowd.  Empty Bowls is a really unique fundraising event to help charities dedicated to fight hunger.  Teachers and restaurants from Lawrenceburg and Frankfort donate soup to the dinner, but what makes it unique is that students from Ward, Turner, and the Anderson Middle School also create ceramic bowls for the meal.

Stachia Serafini, art teacher from Ward who has been helping with the event for four years, said that the bowls were created by 5th graders from both Ward and Turner and 8th graders from the middle school.  Attendees at the dinner could then choose a ceramic bowl full of soup for $10 or $3 for a disposable bowl.  Stachia said that all proceeds from the dinner will go to charities like our Open Hands Pantry, Backpack Buddies, and Heifer International.

The dinner, however, wasn’t just a meal.  Student singers from the school held great performances for all those enjoying the soup.  There was also a “Holiday Express” throughout the hallways of the school where kids could meet Santa, make cards for veterans, package reindeer food, and more.

And between the food and entertainment, the dinner drew a very large crowd, making it very successful.  We thank the school for putting together such a wonderful event for the community and the Anderson Middle School Wrestling Team for helping.

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