Empty Bowls help fill fundraising goals

A student from the North East Community Center’s Healthy Empowered Youth program created a handmade bowl for the Empty Bowls fundraiser at a local sculptor’s studio. Photo submitted

WEBUTUCK — Students with the North East Community Center’s (NECC) Healthy Empowered Youth (HEY) helped with the 11th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser  in the Webutuck school district on Tuesday, March 26.

Originally devised by former Webutuck teacher John Roccanova and his wife, Jean, also a teacher, Empty Bowls is an annual tradition between NECC and Webutuck. While the Roccanovas have since retired from the school district, NECC has carried on with the help of HEY students, all seventh- and eighth-graders.

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