Maple Grove Empty Bowls event raises almost $8,900

The 10th annual Maple Grove Empty Bowls event raises almost $8,900 March 12. The event’s money will be used by CROSS Services to help area families and individuals in need. (Sun staff photo by Alicia Miller)
The 10th annual Maple Grove Empty Bowls event raises almost $8,900 March 12. The event’s money will be used by CROSS Services to help area families and individuals in need. (Sun staff photo by Alicia Miller)

The 10th annual Maple Grove Empty Bowls events took place March 12 at the Maple Grove Community Center. This year’s event raised nearly $8,900 for CROSS to help families and individuals in need. Empty Bowls raises awareness about hunger issues, educates and provides opportunities for children and adults to participate in community service, and raises funds for CROSS Services.

To recognize the 10th anniversary of Maple Grove Empty Bowls, CROSS partnered with several area businesses to share samples of their cuisine with the community during the evening. Entertainment included the Maple Grove Senior High Jazz Band, David Falbo and The Band, and music by Kelly Peterson. Children’s activities include crafts and face painting.

The Maple Grove Senior High Jazz Band provides musical entertainment for those attending the 10th annual Maple Grove Empty Bowls. (Sun staff photo by Alicia Miller)
The Maple Grove Senior High Jazz Band provides musical entertainment for those attending the 10th annual Maple Grove Empty Bowls. (Sun staff photo by Alicia Miller)

Pottery was provided by Osseo School District Community Education classes, Maple Grove community potter Ruthan Gagner, Heritage Christian Academy high school students and Osseo Area Schools students.

For more information on programs, volunteer and community partnership opportunities, contact CROSS at 763-425-1050 or visit the website at www.CROSSservices.org.

Bowls were created by Osseo School District Community Education classes, Maple Grove community potter Ruthan Gagner, Heritage Christian Academy high school students and Osseo Area Schools students. (Sun staff photo by Alicia Miller)
Bowls were created by Osseo School District Community Education classes, Maple Grove community potter Ruthan Gagner, Heritage Christian Academy high school students and Osseo Area Schools students. (Sun staff photo by Alicia Miller)