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District Administrator Morrie Veilleux works on a bowl for the March 2 Empty Bowls fund raiser at Hillside Elementary.

Organizers prepare for Empty Bowls event

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Soon ceramic bowls will be scattered in the gym of Hillside Elementary as volunteers prepare for Empty Bowls on March 2.

The national campaign is aimed at drawing awareness and an end to local hunger.

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In New Richmond, the event helps raise funds for Five Loaves Food Shelf, the New Richmond Happy Kids Backpack program and Heifer International.

In 2007, $8,200 was raised, Cheryl Emerson, director of Community Education, has said.

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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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