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Hannah Traaseth, a fifth-grader at Hillside Elementary, works to form her ceramic bowl. All fifth-graders in the New Richmond School District are creating bowls to be sold at the New Richmond Empty Bowls event on April 18. All proceeds will be used to fight local hunger.

New Richmond preps for Empty Bowls event

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Staff and volunteers at the New Richmond Community Commons are busy bees as the final touches are being put on the space in preparation of next week's Empty Bowls event.

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Hundreds of bowls have been formed and dozens of glass necklaces have been made in an effort to raise money to fight local hunger.

The event, slated for 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, is predicted to raise at least $10,000 for the New Richmond Happy Kids Backpack Program and Five Loaves Food Shelf.

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