th Empty Bowls fundraiser certainly brought out Racine's mayoral candidates -- not to mention hundreds of people happily contributing to help fight hunger in the community.
My apologies to anyone I missed during the time I spent there this morning, taking pictures and then taking my turn serving Navy Bean, Pasta Fazool and Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese soups. You practically could have held the primary during the 11-12 a.m. serving, as Mayor Tom Friedel anchored one end of the big serving line, and County Exec. Bill McReynolds the other -- bookending Jim Spangenberg, John Dickert, Greg Helding and Jim Kaplan. Kim Plache showed up to eat (her serving time would come later); even former City Administrator Ben Hughes went through the line.
Next to me during the noon shift was Bob Turner (who got stuck with vegetarian offerings; not a good omen). Jeff Coe also worked that shift, along with Donnie Snow. David Maack went through the serving line, his time behind the counter scheduled tonight.
Serving at the Masonic Center, 1011 Main St., will continue from 4 to 7 p.m. tonight.
Our earlier story is here.