Thrift Shop helps fill Empty Bowls |

Thrift Shop helps fill Empty Bowls

Dear Editor:

The Seventh Annual Empty Bowls Dinner was a huge success! A special thanks to a very generous grant from the Thrift Shop of Aspen and their dedication to education, the arts and community service.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011, more than 650 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 almost 700 beautiful ceramic bowls that were handmade by students at the Aspen Middle School, the Aspen Community School, and the Aspen Country Day School, for their soup and to take home as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in the world.

There was music provided by the Aspen Middle School fifth-grade choir, and the Jazz Band, as well as the band Slightly White. The party was great fun for all. Over $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.

A special thanks to a very generous grant from the Thrift Shop of Aspen and their dedication to education, the arts and community service. 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, The Maroon Creek Club, In the Soup, The Woody Creek Tavern, Johnny McGuire’s, Junk, Lulu Wilson, Tasters, Aspen High School Cafe, Louis Swiss Bakery, Aspen Country Day School Cafe, The Butcher’s Block, Jour De Fete, Brunelleschi’s, Cafe Bernard,

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