Empty Bowl Dinner and Auction

Vermont Academy student Katie Brennan of Saxtons River and some of the bowls she is making for the Empty Bowl dinner. Photo provided
Vermont Academy student Katie Brennan of Saxtons River and some of the bowls she is making for the Empty Bowl dinner.
Photo provided

SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. – Students at Vermont Academy are crafting handmade bowls for the Empty Bowl Dinner and Auction to benefit Our Place Drop-in Center.

This year, the students are working under the supervision of their instructor Ryan Burch, a native of Putney and graduate of the ceramics program at Alfred University, to make and fire bowls for the November 6 event. Former pottery instructor Mary Hepburn was a committed supporter of the fundraiser until she retired last year.

Bowls for the event are collected from all over the state, from professional potters to students such as VA’s. Each person attending the Empty Bowl goes home with a bowl as a reminder of those who struggle to put food on their tables every day.

The evening begins at 5 p.m. at Alyson’s Orchard in Walpole, N.H., with a simple soup, salad and bread meal, with food donated by area restaurants, schools and chefs, and is followed by silent and live auctions.

Tickets for can be purchased at Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls, Galloway Real Estate in Walpole, N.H., and at Our Place.

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