The evening of Wednesday, April 10th brought Burton Street’s third grade students and their families together in a way that was memorable and beneficial for all. The event was called “Empty Bowls” and all proceeds benefited The Food Bank of CNY.
The students created clay bowls in Art Class, under Miss Eryn Kelly’s guidance, which served as a visual symbol of all of the bowls that exist both locally and globally that are not able to be filled (easily or at all). While producing the bowls, students discussed the plight that many people face, and how even just one dollar can help to feed many people.
In Music Class, with Mrs. Victoria Johnson’s guidance, students learned a variety of music to perform at the Empty Bowls Event. Throughout the several weeks they spent working towards this end goal, students learned the power that music and “their own individual voices” have in uniting people and how they can use them for the greater good.
Students brought their families in to experience a night filled with joy, enrichment, beautiful artwork and music, and delicious soup that was very graciously donated by both The Brewster Inn and The Lincklaen House. Truly, the event would not have been a success without the generosity of those businesses. Students and staff could be heard raving about the delicious tastes for days afterwards.
The event was able to raise $1,492.00 for The Food Bank of CNY. Burton Street is so grateful to those who donated, were able to attend to show support for our students, to the High School volunteers who helped as “wait staff” and to the staff here along with Mrs. MacIntosh for their help and support in making the evening a success.