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'Souper' Bowl raises money for Habitat

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MADISON (WKOW) -- There were no commercials, and no action on the gridiron, but a 'Souper' Bowl still took place in Madison on Saturday. It's just not the one you're thinking of.

West High School hosted the 13th annual Souper Bowl. That's soup as in the meal.

It's a fundraising benefit for the Habitat for Humanity of Dane County.

Hundreds were there when we showed up around 5 p.m.

Over the last few years the event has raised nearly $25,000 by selling handmade ceramic bowls, as well as some delicious food.

"Almost every dollar donated today goes directly to building homes in the local community," said Justin Gerstner with Habitat for Humanity.  "Dane County Habitat for Humanity has built 140 homes so far.  The UW chapter sponsors a home every year.  We are currently on our eighth house."

The Souper Bowl is Habitat's largest fundraiser.  It's been so popular in recent years that more space was made available.

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