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LHS Empty Bowls Project-Feeding the Hungry
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Tuesday, February 26, 2019
LHS Empty Bowls Project
LHS Empty Bowls Project

Empty Bowls Project at Lewisburg High School

 

The Lewisburg High Interact Club is feeding the hungry in DeSoto County, one bowl at a time.

For the 5th consecutive year, the LHS Interact Club is sponsoring the Empty Bowls Project. It will be held on March 5th, 5 to 8 p.m. in their school cafeteria. A $20 ticket purchases a handcrafted, ceramic bowl and unlimited, steaming hot soup, donated by local restaurants. Tickets are available at the school or from any Interact Club member. Additional family member or child tickets may be purchased at the door for $5, but will not include a pottery bowl.

The bowls have been made in art classes at Lewisburg High (250), DeSoto Central High (50), and Hernando High (35) Schools. Proceeds support Olive Branch Food Pantry and Hernando Interfaith Council on Poverty. Last year the benefit raised $12,000.

Two LHS seniors co-chair the project. They are Camille Howell and Dalton Cooper. Dr. Lacey Fitts, chemistry teacher, is the Interact sponsor. Terry Boler, World History teacher, is also a sponsor.

“This project has been rewarding on several levels,” said Camille Howell. “We have connected with students in our school, in neighboring schools, and with leaders in our community. This project forces you to develop organizational skills. Dalton and I have both worked on this since we were freshmen.”

Any student or staff member who wants to make a bowl has been invited to come to the art department after school and make one.

Some of the principal soup sponsors for the program include: Chick-Fil-A, AC’s Steak House, Junior’s , Ronnie Grisanti, Sharon Gilliam with Memphis Chef, LaBelle Haven Baptist Church and Maples Memorial United Methodist Church. Many other sponsors are providing bread, desserts, T-shirts, and drinks.

Dalton Cooper added, “It is also rewarding to know that we are giving back to our community and doing something that helps prevent hunger in our hometown communities.” For more information, email lacey.fitts@dcms.org.

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