February 18, 2022
11th Annual PACS Empty Bowls Auction Raises Money for Shelter
Pictured left to right: Maddox Drake, Madeline Tebeau, Leila Todd, Hayden Melton, & Kennedy Brown
The Prince Avenue Christian School National Art Honor Society’s 11th Annual Empty Bowls silent auction was held January 27th – 28th. PACS high school NAHS members, along with faculty members, created 49 beautiful handmade pottery bowls and filled the bowls with goods. A variety of themes were presented such as coffee, edible goodies, jewelry, and small potted plants. Parents and students enjoyed bidding on and competing for their favorite bowls.
NAHS students worked together to organize and promote the event. In addition to hanging posters and setting up the displays, students posted content on the PACS Empty Bowls Instagram page where they promote each bowl and educate users on how to participate in the auction.
All proceeds from the auction will go directly to A Bigger Vision, a local Athens-area homeless shelter. PACS NAHS has donated more than $25,000 to A Bigger Vision over the past ten years, and because of the generosity of the PACS community, this year’s auction raised approximately $4900 to add to that total.
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.”