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Empty Bowl brings in $11,000for Hands Across Mathews

The 10th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser, held on Dec. 10 at the Bay School in Mathews, brought in a record $11,000 to benefit Hands Across Mathews.

The amount surpassed last year’s record by $4,000, said a press release from the Bay School.

Most of the money was raised directly through Empty Bowls, said the release, but because the event raises awareness of “the need to feed” in Mathews, donations were also sent to Hands Across Mathews outside of the event.

“This event is a poignant reminder that there are those around us that, without the aid of Hands Across Mathews, will surely have empty bowls in their future,” said the release.

A total of 430 bowls hand-made by the Clay by the Bay Ceramics Guild and other area potters were displayed and sold out before 12:30 in the Art Speaks Gallery. The potters also brought out an additional 50 small bowls made for the summer ice cream fundraiser, and those were sold by 1:10 p.m. Twenty-five different soups were served, along with bre...

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