Bowls Made by AUNE Employees Help Fill Others’ Empty Plates

The fifty-three bowls that Antioch University New England (AUNE) employees made last spring now go to a good cause—the Empty Bowls Eighth Annual Benefit Dinner Sunday, October 9, at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Proceeds from the event benefit the Brattleboro Area Drop-In Center in Brattleboro, Vermont.

The center is a day shelter, an overnight shelter in winter, and an emergency food shelf, and provides other support services. “The need is just skyrocketing because of the economy and budget cuts, and now they’re swamped with stuff because of the hurricane,” said Billie Stark, co-chair of the dinner and AUNE’s grant accounting coordinator.

Stark is also a member of Brattleboro Clayworks, a cooperative of potters. For several years, during Employee Week, she has provided clay and other materials from which AUNE employees make bowls. After the bowls are formed, Stark fires and glazes them.

This year, AUNE’s bowls will join about one thousand others made for the Empty Bowls Dinner. For a twenty-five dollar donation, attendees receive dinner and a bowl. The event is sponsored by Brattleboro Clayworks and Landmark College.

For reservations, call 802-257-2005, extension 108, or 800-852-4286, extension 108. Tickets are also on sale at the Shoe Tree, and Everyone’s Books in Brattleboro, and at Penelope Wurr at the Tavern in Putney.

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