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Fundraiser to fight hunger is April 24

Hastings High School ceramics student Maddie Sandrin works on the bowl that she plans to sell during the Empty Bowls program at HHS on April 24. Submitted photo

Hastings High School ceramics students are hard at work preparing for an annual fundraiser. Empty Bowls will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, in the Hastings High School commons area.

The service-learning project will include a silent auction and light meal, followed by a short musical performance by HHS choir students. There will then be a presentation on hunger in the community.

“It’s exciting for me to see the students get behind it and get excited about doing this,” teacher Bert Casperson said. “They’re thinking about the contribution they’re going to make, and the people they’re going to help. There’s actually hunger in Hastings that we don’t often see.”

There is a suggested minimum donation of $10 for a handmade bowl to use that evening and take home as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in the world.

Proceeds benefit Hastings Family Service and Heifer International. This year’s event aims to raise $4,000 or more.

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.

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