January 26, 2020
8th Annual PACS Empty Bowls Auction Raises Money for Homeless Shelter
The Prince Avenue National Art Honor Society’s 8th Annual Empty Bowls silent auction was held Friday, January 24th. PACS high school NAHS members, along with faculty members, created 55 beautiful handmade pottery bowls and filled the bowls with goods. A variety of themes were presented such as coffee, edible goodies, handmade jewelry, and small potted plants.
All proceeds from the auction will go directly to A Bigger Vision, a local Athens-area homeless shelter. PACS NAHS has donated more than $14,000 to A Bigger Vision over the past seven years, and because of the generosity of the PACS community, this year’s auction raised approximately $5000 to add to that total. This total is more than double any amount raised in the past. Students will present the money to A Bigger Vision on a Monday night when they will participate in serving a meal to the residents.
PACS High School Visual Arts teacher Meghan Hudson is the organizer of Empty Bowls at PACS and sees the program as an opportunity for PACS students to use their talents to benefit others and glorify God. “I cannot wait to take this year’s money to the shelter. This helps fill a huge need in our community and is appreciated more than the donors can ever know.”