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Annual Empty Bowls Soup Dinner Slated for February

Courtesy of Mountain Home High School

Mountain Home High School’s much-anticipated annual Empty Bowls to Feed the Hungry Soup Dinner will take place Thursday, February 10 from 4-6 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. 

The event raises funds for the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas, and tickets are on sale for $10 each. Last year the event raised approximately $8,000. The event is put on through a collaboration between several student groups at the high school. 

“From the art students who have created ceramic bowls to donate, to the food production students who prepare the delicious soups, to the clubs that work diligently to sell tickets, a great number of talented students are involved in this project,” art teacher and Health and Human Services Academy Leader Christy Lawrence said.

Patrons may choose between three soups served in a to-go container: potato soup with sausage, potato soup without sausage, or chicken noodle soup. The first 150 ticket holders will also receive a ceramic bowl made by MHHS art students. 

Lawrence noted that additional student-made art pieces will be on display for sale during the event. Patrons may park in the cafeteria lot behind the high school gymnasium (off Bucher Dr.). 

Tickets may be purchased leading up to the event by emailing Lawrence at or her colleague Beth Ivens at Students involved in the art club, student council, National Honor Society, or FCCLA will also have tickets available for purchase. 

“This is a tremendous opportunity for the students of Mountain Home High School Career Academies to be involved in a fundraiser that supports their community and shows compassion to their neighbors,” Lawrence said. “For every dollar our students raise, the Food Bank can provide seven meals to the families in our area. Our school family is grateful for the continued support of our community which is the key to the success of this event.”

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