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    Sayville Art Department Sponsors 8th Annual Fundraiser for National Hunger Awareness Month
    November 12, 2015 7:09 am  
    Sayville Art Department Sponsors  8th Annual Fundraiser for National Hunger Awareness Month

    Photos and story by Linda Mittiga, Sayville Schools Public Relations

    Enjoying delicious soups with family and friends was as memorable as ever at The Eighth Annual “Empty Bowls” fundraiser—a Sayville High School Art Club event in recognition of National Hunger Awareness Month (October).

    New recipes and some returning favorites were homemade by teachers, staff, families, and such local merchants as Café Joelle (Autumn Bisque Soup) and Green Pear Catering, while sides also included fresh salads and rolls.

    For the price of the $10 admission, attendees not only enjoyed their dinner fare, but they were able to select a one-of-a-kind handmade ceramic bowl created by Sayville High School Art students and teachers.

    Empty Bowls, which is a fundraiser for the Sayville Food Pantry, was organized by the High School Art Club under the supervision of advisers Evan Hammer and John Verschure, with the assistance of Art Department Chairperson Debbie Urso, the National Art Honor Society run by Jennifer Berotti, and supported by the entire Art department districtwide. Many thanks go to the student volunteers (see list) who either sold the unique hand-crafted bowls (which are both dishwasher and microwave safe) or ladled the soups to hungry customers.

    By the time everyone had their fill at the well-attended supper, the fundraiser had collected more than $1,500 for the Sayville Food Pantry!

    Thank you to all Volunteers & thank you for all the Donations:

    STA donated several cases of water!
    *Students-
    Grade 12
    D. Lumley, T. Connolly, C. Poppalardo, C. Guinnessey, S. Wilson, E. Pigott, R. Zarett
    Grade 11
    G. Fraccalveri, R. Zarett, M. MacFarlane, S. Sherard, M. Cascio, J. Philbin, N. Angelillo, C. Kroll, D. Koster, K. Van Wickler, K. Mangino
    Grade 10
    J.Hodgkinson, A. Carter, N. Dufrenoy, H. Decker, K. Fitzpatrick, A. Flaumenhaft, E. Abrahall, J. Luceri, M. Kelly, K. Golon, O. Oguwale, G. Thorton, B. Tersigni, J. Newman
    Grade 9
    M. Buffardi, A. Pittari, K. Hill, M. Damon, L. Schweikert, A. Herrera, G. Rossi, M. Donnelly, Keira Mizzi, E. Malone, C. Howland

    *Faculty & Staff – Art Club Advisors (Hammer/Verschure) Art Honor Society Advisor (Berotti) Art Dept. Chair (Urso) Shaw, Depompeo, Anzalone (MS), Pace, Laxton (Cherry), Pontieri (MS), Peterson (MS), Ms Krivosta & Mr Papalia (MS), Amelia-Pesko (MS), Schweikert, Armen, Abigail (Athletic Trainer), Rich Michaels (Cherry)
    *Parents – Ms Buffardi, Mr Boniak, Ms Weingarten.

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