Enjoy piping hot soup on a cold winter night at the annual Empty Bowls Dinner Party at St. John’s Prep on Thursday, January 17 at 6:00 p.m. in Memorial Dining Hall on the school campus at 72 Spring Street in Danvers. The evening is open to the community and all proceeds will benefit Haven from Hunger in Peabody.
Handmade, one-of-a-kind bowls created by students at St. John’s may be purchased at the event to fill with delicious soups donated by local restaurants and food shops. Guests are asked to make a minimum $10 donation per bowl. SwingTown!, the St. John’s a cappella group, will provide musical entertainment.
Empty Bowls events have been organized by potters across the country as a creative way to use art for social action, according to ceramics teacher Dale Bryant, who introduced the idea to St. John’s in 1999. In addition to raising money through Empty Bowls, students from St. John’s prepare and serve meals at Haven from Hunger throughout the year.
Check the St. John’s Prep website at www.stjohnsprep.org in the event of poor weather conditions.