RHINELANDER - Most of us can refill our plates, cups and bowls anytime we want.
But an annual event in Rhinelander will raise money for those who don't always get their fill.
Nicolet art students are making ceramic bowls for the Empty Bowls event.
It happens Tuesday, April 30 at Nicolet College.
You pay $15 for soup and bread, and you get to take home a hand-crafted bowl.
The money goes to local food pantries.
Laura Wind-Norton's faculty association is co-sponsoring the event.
She says the meal reminds us to be grateful for what we have.
"In a country where we're used to over-indulging, [the idea is] to bring it back to that simplicity and make people realize the situation that some people do find themselves in on a daily basis," Wind-Norton said.
The event happens Tuesday, April 30 from 5 to 7 pm in the Learning Resources Center at Nicolet College.
Reservations can be made by Friday, April 26, by calling the Nicolet College Welcome Center at 715-365-4493.
RHINELANDER - Hodag Park received a sizable donation Thursday morning. New sand was dropped off to help the Rhinelander Parks Department grow the beach back to its original shape.
There were thousands of pounds of sand dropped off and spread out. There was a high need for this because of all the rain we've had this season.
"It was getting in pretty poor shape and washing out more and more, but this year especially, it just seems like we've lost a lot of sand. So now we're going to shape it up nicely and hopefully it'll last the year," said Rhinelander Parks Director, Jeremy Biolo.
All of that sand was donated and delivered by a company in Rhinelander.
"Musson Brothers, Inc. donated all the sand and they said we could help ourselves to as much as we want, which is unbelievable because this beach really needed some work," said Biolo. "Every little bit like that helps our community out and it improves the community. It's awesome that the Musson Brothers stepped up and would do that for us."
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