Willow River school students raising funds for Adopt-a-Family

Willow River school students raising funds for Adopt-a-Family

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5th grader students from Willow River Area School held their empty bowl fundraiser to help a good cause. The Empty Bowl Fundraiser is supporting the Adopt-a-Family charity. The funds go towards families in need during the holidays.

Elizabeth McComb, a 5th grade teacher at Willow River School, said the bowls are $10. Folks could also enjoy a bowl of soup too.

“Well, the bowls are all dishwasher safe and microwave safe. They were given a certain amount of clay,” McComb said. “They each had 1 pound of clay, they knew the bowls had to be roughly the size of a cup of soup. Whoever purchased the bowl wanted to use it for that reason. So they just they got creative.”

McComb said she came up with the idea, because she also works as a potter with a business in making pots and art.

“Pottery comes really naturally to me. And I thought, ‘Oh, my gosh, it would be awesome to come up with an idea using clay in order to help our community.’ I came up with the idea, presented it to the 5th and the 6th grade teachers administration. They were all really supportive of it,” McComb said.

McComb also said the students did a wonderful job making unique bowls and hopes to do it again next year. “I am blown away by their creativity, by the support, by the kindness, by the generosity that everybody has been showing towards this particular event. I’m very grateful to be part of that district.”

The Willow River Area School district will be having a holiday craft fair coming up in December. The proceeds from that event will help support Adopt-a-Family too. For other stories about Willow River you can read more here.