Community fills Bumps for Empty Bowls |

Community fills Bumps for Empty Bowls

Dear Editor:

On Wednesday, March 3, more than 750 people from our community gathered at Bumps at the base of Buttermilk to share a simple meal of delicious soup, fresh bread and yummy desserts. Guests chose a bowl from hundreds of beautiful ceramic bowls – which were handmade by students from Aspen Middle School, the Aspen Community School and Aspen Country Day School – for their soup and to take home as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in the world.

Music was provided by the Aspen Middle School fifth- and sixth-grade choir and the AHS Jazz Band, as well as the band Slightly White; the party was great fun for all. More than $5,000 will be donated to the local charity Lift Up.

Everyone who participated in Empty Bowls left with a full tummy, a warm heart and a nourished soul. This event had a huge community turnout and participation from the students at all three schools, which is a reflection of the incredible community in which we live. We are so fortunate that our community supports the arts and its children.

Thank you to Bumps! Henrietta and Barry were extremely generous, helpful and wonderful in every way. Thank you to all the amazing volunteers who gave time, energy and donations to make The Empty Bowls project happen. Thank you to all the students who created art from their hearts.

The following businesses were incredibly generous: Bumps, Boogie’s, Maroon Creek Club, In the Soup, Woody Creek Tavern, Midland Baking Co., Johnny McGuire’s, Swiss Gourmet, Aspen High School Cafe, Louis Swiss Bakery, Aspen Country Day School Cafe, Midland Baking Co., The Butcher’s Block, Jour De Fete, Brunelleschi’s, Cafe Bernard, Cache Cache, Jimmy’s, Little Annie’s and Paradise Bakery.

Special thanks to all the amazing volunteers and parents who donated time, energy and food.

We the art teachers want to thank everyone involved in this project; the students gained an understanding of giving from the heart and the value of helping others.

Rae Lampe, Aspen Middle School art teacher

Hilary Forsyth, Aspen Community School art teacher

Paula Ponto, Aspen Country Day School art teacher

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