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Buchanan-Verplanck Elementary School Students Bake Pies For Less Fortunate

On the Monday before Thanksgiving, students, parents and staff at Buchanan-Verplanck Elementary School made more than 50 apple pies for people at a homeless shelter.
On the Monday before Thanksgiving, students, parents and staff at Buchanan-Verplanck Elementary School made more than 50 apple pies for people at a homeless shelter. Photo Credit: Contributed
Students added toppings and fillings into the pies.
Students added toppings and fillings into the pies. Photo Credit: Contributed
Students add sugar and flour for the pies.
Students add sugar and flour for the pies. Photo Credit: Contributed

BUCHANAN, N.Y. -- Third-graders at Buchanan-Verplanck Elementary School prepared more than 50 pies as the school hosted its annual Great Apple Pie Bake on Monday, Nov. 24.

The 55 pies and hand-made cards were donated to the Jan Peek House Homeless Shelter in Peekskill on Tuesday afternoon (delivered by teacher Catherine Holzman, third-grade students Ashley M. and Mia O. and their moms). All unused ingredients (flour, sugar, butter, apples) were also donated to the Jan Peek House.

All ingredients for the pies were donated by the families of the students and the third-grade teachers at the school in the Hendrick Hudson School District.

For a slide show of the morning’s activities, click here.

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