Bowls For Hunger

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A pottery studio in La Crosse is asking for the public’s help to make their next charity fundraiser a success.  Fox 25/48’s Erin O’Brien explains how you can make a bowl to help feed the hungry.

Generous Earth Pottery in downtown La Crosse is gearing up for their third annual Empty Bowls event, a fundraiser for the La Crosse Hunger Task Force on February 13th. Here’s how it works.

“You go, you buy a bowl, and you get soup or chili from local businesses, good food, and it’s really delicious, and you get a bowl out of it.”

But first, they have to make the bowls.

This year, their goal is to make one thousand bowls to sell at fifteen dollars each…. And that’s where they’re asking the public for help.

“This weekend is just to kind of help me out, make as many bowls as we can in one day, and save my hands.”

This Sunday from 11 a.m. to three p.m., they invite anyone to stop in to their ‘bowl-a-thon’ and learn to make bowls. Studio manager Shane lamb says it might be difficult at first but staff from the studio will be there to help.

“It takes a lot of practice, it’s like knitting or playing an instrument. A lot of practice and you’ll get there.”

Even those with no experience in pottery, like myself, can master the art of bowl making in just a day.

“You slowly release at the top there. There you go, that was good. Then you want to be just a little more aggressive on the outside with that part of your hand right at the bat. It’s starting to look a little more like a bowl. It looks good.”

They say it will be a fun afternoon to help a good cause.

“It hopefully puts food on people’s table that need help putting food on the table.”

In La Crosse, Erin O’Brien, Fox 25 48 News at 9.

Generous Earth Pottery’s bowl-a-thon is this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their Main Street location. The empty bowls event is February 13th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the La Crosse Best Western.

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