Thursday, May 7, 2020

FM #263 FHS Empty Bowl Club Stars 5/04/20 (audio)

FM #263 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 263 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with the FHS Empty Bowls Stars. Brenna Johnson, FHS ceramics teacher and club advisor. The stars introduce themselves: Allison Ivers, Breanna Atwood, and Drew Conrad. We had our conversation via virtual conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We started the discussion with the round of introductions and their work on the Empty Bowls Dinner. It would have been held Thursday, May 7 and due to the pandemic has shifted to a virtual event.

Posts on Thursday, May 7 will share photos and talk about the virtual event coming up the week of June 8-12

The “Week of Giving” virtual event will be held online. The site is still in development and will be shared when ready. It will enable donations to the Franklin Food Pantry for which you will receive a crafted bowl. There will also be an online auction for about 15 special pieces crafted for this event.

Support from the FHS Principal Paul Peri and Superintendent Sara Ahern has been key to enable this effort by the students for the Food Pantry.

The recording runs about 25 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with the FHS Empty Bowls Stars


FHS Empty Bowls Club is still active albeit virtually working to complete some of the hand crafted ceramic bowls for the event now to be held virtually.

The virtual event called a “Week of Giving” is scheduled for June 8-12
  • Direct Donations to the Franklin Food Pantry during the “Week of Giving” will receive a hand made bowl (The first 150 people)
  • An auction online will also be held this week too. 15 hand crafted pieces made by current and recently graduated FHS students and Claymark Studio (Patricia & Larry Vintinner) for this event.
Stay tuned for more to come from the FHS Empty Bowls club

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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana" c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

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an empty bowl
an empty bowl

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