Feb 122018

Empty Bowls Fundraiser
Ridgeview High School
Sunday, April 8, 12noon to 6pm

Students from both Ridgeview and Redmond High Schools are partnering to host the annual Empty Bowls fundraising meal at Ridgeview High on Sunday, April 8th from 12 to 6 p.m. All proceeds benefit Jericho Road, a local charity that provides food and transitional housing to homeless families in the Redmond area, many of which have students in the Redmond School District.

Celebrating its fifth year, the event features hand-crafted artisan bowls made by ceramics students at both Ridgeview and Redmond high schools. Each year, the event has grown – both in number of attendees and revenue.

“Students and community members look forward to the Empty Bowls event as it’s a great combination of showcasing the beautiful work of our high school students – both the bowls and the food, and fundraising for a wonderful, local cause, Jericho Road,” RVHS assistant principal Jensine Peterson said.

Guests will receive gourmet hot soup, rolls and refreshments made by the culinary students at Ridgeview High. Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available. All participants will leave with a ceramic bowl of their choice. Additional hand crafted bowls will be available for purchase. The event will also feature a silent auction for large, showcase items including salad bowls, fermentation crocks and sets of ceramic ware.

The fundraiser receives donated materials and funds from Redmond businesses. Local McDonald’s owners Paul and Kathy Rodby, One Street Down, and Penhollow Ranch donated food ingredients for the culinary class to prepare for the event. Sponsors Jeff Larkin Realty, dentist Mark Keener, and dentist Tony Parsley also donated funds. Norco donated gas which is used during the pottery-making process.

Tickets are available in advance at ridgeviewhs.seatyourself.biz. They will also be available for purchase at the door. The first ceramic bowl and soup is $20; additional ceramic bowls are a $15 donation.

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