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Empty Bowls brings in large crowd at new location

With the purchase of a handmade bowl at the 2017 Empty Bowls event held at the New Richmond Middle School, community members were able to get a meal in the middle school cafeteria. Jordan Willi / Rivertown Multimedia1 / 5
Hundreds of bowls, necklaces and other handmade items were on sale during the 2017 Empty Bowls event at the New Richmond Middle School on April 20. All the items were made by community members or local artists. Jordan Willi / Rivertown Multimedia2 / 5
Community members examine a handful of the many items made by community members and local artists to be sold to help support the Happy Kids Backpack program. Jordan Willi / Rivertown Multimedia3 / 5
The New Richmond Empty Bowls event drew a large crowd of people who wanted to help raise money for the Happy Kids Backpack program, which works to reduce/eliminate food insecurity for school-aged children during school year weekends. The event was held at the New Richmond Middle School on April 20. Jordan Willi / Rivertown Multimedia4 / 5
The 2017 Empty Bowls event also featured a silent auction for items donated by local businesses and community members. Jordan Willi / Rivertown Multimedia5 / 5

The New Richmond Empty Bowls event drew a large crowd of people who wanted to help raise money for the Happy Kids Backpack program, which works to reduce/eliminate food insecurity for school-aged children during school year weekends. The event was held at the New Richmond Middle School on April 20.

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