Cookie Walk raises funds for Mid-Hudson Love INC
This article was posted on 3/5/14 on the Poughkeepsie Journal
The sixth annual Mid-Hudson Love INC Cookie Walk on Feb. 8 at Poughkeepsie United Methodist Church brought 114 volunteer bakers from more than 15 local churches to collaborate on a unique fundraiser.
They donated 612 dozen gourmet cookies. Towers of prefolded bakery boxes dwindled throughout the day as well more than 100 visitors packed away their favorite cookies.
The walk event raised more than $4,190 for the work of Mid-Hudson Love INC. These funds help build the capacity of the organization to serve local families struggling against poverty.
Love INC offers personal attention and tangible goods to help restore hope and health to people in need.
For further information about Mid-Hudson Love INC, visit mid-hudsonloveinc.org or call 845-471-0102.
Dover High student wins award in pastry contest
Christina Iarusso, a student from Dover High School, won third place for pastry at Monroe College’s sixth annual “America’s Best High School Chef & Pastry Competition.” The event was held Saturday at the college’s Culinary Arts Center in New Rochelle.
The pastry competition required the eight selected students to prepare their signature dessert within a 90-minute time frame.
Up to 50 students were selected to participate in the culinary competition and eight students in the pastry competition.
The winners will respectively be awarded full academic scholarships for the associate’s degree program in culinary arts and the associate’s degree program in baking and pastry arts at Monroe College, followed by the bachelor’s degree in hospitality management.
Monroe College has campuses in the Bronx and New Rochelle, Westchester County.
Winners announced in student writing contest
Teaching the Hudson Valley announced the results of its third annual K-12 “Writing about Place” contest.
Elementary school: Summer Tyler, third grade, Sanfordville Elementary School, Warwick Central Schools, Orange County, wrote “Discover a World of Adventure” about Albert Wisner Library in Warwick. Summer’s mother submitted her poem.
Middle school: Isai Martinez, fifth grade, J. Watson Bailey Middle School, Kingston City Schools, wrote an essay called “Kingston Point Beach.” Teacher Suzanne Dodig-Sussman encouraged her students to enter the contest.
High school: Kelsie Costello, 12th grade, Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center, wrote “Bench,” an essay set at Rings Pond at Riverlight Park in Cornwall. Costello’s English teacher, Alison Miller, submitted her essay.
In the coming weeks many of the poems and essays submitted will be published on Teaching the Hudson Valley’s blog.