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MARION CENTER: Pottery students helping the hungry

by JAKEB RISING, Gazette Student News Reporter on March 07, 2014 11:00 AM

MARION CENTER — Over the past few weeks, Catherine Paterson’s Pottery II classes at Marion Center Area High School have been crafting bowls for the annual Empty Bowl Fundraiser to be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St., Indiana.

The money raised will benefit the Indiana County Food Bank.

[PHOTO:  Pottery II students at Marion Center Area High School crafted bowls for the Empty Bowls Fundraiser to be held Tuesday at The Artists Hand Gallery in Indiana. In the front row, from left, are Taylor Lecce, Shannon Bennett, Emilee Howells, Cassidy Lydick and Kendall Fairman; second row, Madison Griffith, Mallory Dixon, Lindsay Herring, Hannah Peterson and Megan Risinger; and back row, Carley Peterson, Carissa Kessler, Kacey Misko, Morgan Bresnock, Morgan Glasser, Tessa Bailey, Courtney Johnston and Christine Wysocki. Absent from the photo are Hanna Beer and Shaylynn Lane. (Submitted photo/Marion Center Area High School)]

For $15, customers can to choose their own handcrafted bowl filled with homemade soup and served with bread and a dessert, and they will be helping to fight to hunger in the area.

All 20 pottery students are donating at least two personally handcrafted bowls for the fundraiser. Bowls are donated each year by local potters, Indiana University of Pennsylvania potters and Marion Center pottery students. Last year, the fundraiser raised more than $3,000 for the food bank.

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