Empty Bowls, full hearts

030113_emptybowls2United Way of Washington County-East Youth United Way hosted its 11th annual Empty Bowls soup-and-bread fundraiser at Stillwater Area High School Thursday night to raise awareness of hunger in the St. Croix Valley. Soup served by McKenzie Jacobson, back, and Maggie Ogren, photo left, and bowls made by local artists like th030113_emptybowls1e ones on the table near Joan Honsvall-Berg, photo right, were sold to area residents to raise money for the local youth and hunger program and other organizations which receive UWWC-E funds. Over the last five years, the youth group has allocated $20,000 from Empty Bowls and other fundraisers. (Gazette Photos by Avery Cropp)