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Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Hundreds attend 2011 Empty Bowls fundraiser

Hundreds of people attended the 2011 Empty Bowls fundraiser to benefit the IOCP food shelf last evening at the Wayzata High School cafeteria.

Empty Bowls is a grassroots program to raise funds and awareness in an effort to end hunger and food insecurity.  The program, now in it's 20th year, was started by pottery instructor Nancy Hanily-Dolan  "I have had a lot of help, and a lot of talented AP students along the way." Nancy indicated when asked about starting the event.

Nancy Hanily-Dolan, pottery instructor at Wayzata High School, started the Empty Bowls program 20 years ago. Photo Dan Gustafson.
Contributors who donated $10 received a handmade bowl, which was filled with soup and accompanied by bread sticks.  There was also a cake celebrating the 20th anniversary of the event, and a silent auction to raise even more funds.

Empty Bowls 2011.  Photo Dan Gustafson.
View the photos from the event last night here: Wayzata High School 2011 Empty Bowls

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