(SUN SAILOR STAFF PHOTOS BY Kristen Miller)
Minnetonka Mayor Brad Wiersum and Hopkins Mayor Molly Cummings spin the pottery wheel as they make a bowl for the upcoming Empty Bowls event. Giving some guidance is Hopkins High School Erin Johnson. Students and community leaders came together Feb. 8 at Hopkins High School to make ceramic bowls, which will be available at the 21st annual Empty Bowls fundraiser. The event will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins. Community members are invited to this free event, which offers a simple meal of soup and bread as a reminder of the empty bowls in the community, explained Tarrah Palm, executive director at ResourceWest, a nonprofit serving low-income families and individuals in the west metro. Freewill donations will be accepted. All money raised goes to ResourceWest and ICA Foodshelf, a social services agency serving Hopkins, Minnetonka, Excelsior, Shorewood, Deephaven, Greenwood and Woodland. Bowl-making classes are available through Hopkins Community Education. More details at hopkinsemptybowls.org.