Mark Clairmont | MuskokaTODAY.com

GRAVENHURST — There were a lot of empty soup bowls here last night.

But all of them were filled with love and wish to help at the 12th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser, which has collected about $60,000 since 2007.

Because at GHS: going hungry sucks.

Students welcomed close to 200 people who paid $25 for hand-crafted bowl and a night of entertainment for the Gravenhurst food bank, the Thursday night supper club and GAP.

And they enjoyed in large paper cups four great hearty harvest soups — onion, tomato, potato leek and a deep butternut squash the colour of one half of the school’s garnet and gold official colours.

Culinary teacher Sara Underwood had her students at their best, and principal Trent Willett couldn’t have been happier as he munched his way through the busy cafeteria line.

Add in buns and the best tea buiscuts and brownies ever, and it was a satisfying night not only socially for community members who came out in droves, but a tasty way to help others who don’t always get to enjoy such meals.

Students musicians entertained, including solists, choirs, a rock band and band music classes.

There was a long lineup of people and a lot of bowls to choose from last night at the 12th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser at GHS.
Close to 200 community-minded supporters filled the Gravenhurst High School cafetorium for food, entertainment and a chance to help the less fortunate.
Lions Club president Sarah Nelson, left, and Rotary president MaryAnne Marshall, two of the sponsors, dished up four great soups.
Sarah Underwood’s culinary class students were at their best with four soups, and the best buns, tea biscuits and brownies in town.
Teacher Amy Bulloch shows off one of the 200 bowls students made for the event.
Student choirs, singers, soloists, musicians and bands entertained.

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