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$5,000+ raised at Empty Bowls fundraiser

} The Bay School Community Arts Center had its most successful Empty Bowls fundraiser in the event’s history on Sunday, pulling in over $5,000 to support Hands Across Mathews.

“All of the money will be used to buy food to feed our neighbors in need right here in Mathews,” said the school’s executive director, Pam Doss. She said the food will be purchased largely from the Peninsula Food Bank, which currently charges 19 cents a pound. “You do the math,” she said.

To make the fundraiser happen, potters from the Clay by the Bay Ceramics Guild and their friends “who share their generous spirits” crafted, glazed, and fired 315 bowls, with much of it done “right here at the Bay School,” said Doss.

Doris Hackworth, described as a pottery teacher, studio manager, leader of the Guild, and gatherer of bowls, “kept everyone on track all year and packed away bowls like a squirrel hoards nuts,” said Doss, while Maurine Frank...

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