Pottery showdown pits community leaders against each other for charity

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BRAZIL, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Community members put their pottery skills to the test to raise money for local children in need. White Pine Minor teamed up with the Clay County youth food delivery program to hold a “Pottery Showdown.”

Sixteen community members, including a local senator and the Brazil mayor, created pottery pieces.

The public can now go online and vote for their favorite or least favorite to put participants in the Hall of Fame or the Hall of Shame.

“I wanted to be a part of this because one, the goal of helping kids and helping kids in need of food, but also it’s a fun event for the community and a great way to raise money for this great project,” Sen. Jon Ford said.

Each vote costs $1. Terry Barr with the food program said every bit raised helps the cause.

“Right now, we have 350 children signed up–115 families, and that will continue to grow as school’s out and word gets out,” she said. “I think last summer, we spent $77,000. So, yeah, this really helps.”

Voting is open online. After the votes are in, an auction will be held June 5 to raise even more funds. All pottery pieces voted on will be up for grabs.

“As we know, the food is much needed out there,” Mayor Brian Wyndham said. “We don’t want to see any kids go hungry, and Terry–and her organization–is working very hard to make sure that nobody does go hungry out there.”

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