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Emily Dickson, 6, left, and Ellie Dickson, 8, partake in the Hunger & Health Coalition's 2014 Empty Bowls at Watauga High School on Saturday. Photo/Tom Mayer

Originally published: 2014-03-31 11:18:09
Last modified: 2014-03-31 12:36:15

Locals empty bowls at charity benefit

by Tom Mayer

The Hunger & Health Coalition's 13th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser drew hundreds of supporters to the Watauga High School event Saturday. For a minimum $15 donation, attendees got to choose a handmade pottery bowl, which they then could fill with soup, stew or barbecue from a choice of more than a dozen local restaurants which supported the event. Guests then could take home their empty bowl as a reminder of the food insecurity many local people deal with daily.

In addition to the meal, the event hosted a silent auction, music and a performance by WHS theater students.

Results of the event will be made available this week, according to event organizers.

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