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Nancy Kiger (left) and her sister-in-law, Carol Kiger, looked over the bowls that Jefferson High School students made for a fundraiser to fight hunger. Nancy said the bowl she selected turned out to be extra special because it was made by a foreign exchange student from Guatemala.

Filling empty bowls

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Students at Jefferson High School served up awareness about global hunger last Thursday.

As part of the "Empty Bowls" fundraiser, pottery students hand-crafted 120 bowls to serve as a reminder of all the people who have empty bowls worldwide.

Those attending could buy a student-made bowl for $10 and receive chili, cornbread, water and a cookie or they could pay $5 just for the meal.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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