In early January, GEMS students in grades 5-8 were encouraged to design and produce soup bowls, showing off their creative sides with bowls formed in many shapes and really cool colors and designs. The bowls the students made were in addition to their regular art class expectations.  They generally took four to five art classes to form the clay, glaze, and fire to get their finished bowls.

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On March 16th Georgia residents were invited to an evening of sharing a warm bowl of soup in one of those student-made ceramic bowls. Participants either purchased one of those student-made bowls for $5 or reserved a special bowl in advance which they picked up at the event.

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Soup and bread were donated by The Abbey, Center Market, Georgia Market, student council, Daisy Troop #51777, FWSU, and by local families: the Heths, Waites, Volatile-Woods, Haags, Lamberts, Rainvilles, Mildrums, and Riders. Soup selections included chicken noodle, corn chowder and many other wonderful flavors. This event raised almost $600 which will go to the very grateful Georgia Food Shelf.

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Thank you to all who came and special thank yous to Mrs. Crosby and Mrs. Hogg, our Art teachers, for organizing the event, and also to Karen Thompson, the Abbey chef for GEMS.

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