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Freshman Bailey Matthys throws a bowl on the pottery wheel Wednesday. Matthys and the art club worked to create bowls for Empty Bowls, an event aimed at fighting hunger. The high school hopes to reach its goal of creating 150 hand-formed and wheel-thrown bowls by the March 2 event. Photo by Jackie Grumish

Empty Bowls event set to battle local hunger

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Hundreds of ceramic bowls are being built, glazed and fired at New Richmond schools in preparation of March's Empty Bowls event at Hillside Elementary.

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Students started building the bowls last week, said Bridget Haugen, high school art teacher. The high school plans to make about 150 bowls.

Empty Bowls is a national campaign, started by a school teacher in Michigan who wanted to help his students raise funds to support a food drive.

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Jackie Grumish
Jackie Grumish has been a reporter with the New Richmond News since 2008. She holds degrees in journalism and fine art from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Before coming to New Richmond, Jackie worked as the city government reporter at a daily newspaper in Aberdeen, S.D. 
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