The invitation to decorate holiday cookies at the Senior Center on Friday, December 11, was an opportunity for many students in Mrs. Gartley’s Family & Consumer Science courses to get involved. Students enrolled in Prostart Culinary Arts I and Prostart Hospitality & Tourism worked together to develop skills in quantity food production. They prepared, cut, baked, and packaged more than 18-dozen sugar and gingerbread cut-outs, as well as prepared three different icings so that all participants could take a plate of decorated cookies home.
The Child & Family Studies' students have been learning about the role of family, the changing needs during the life cycle, human service careers, and services for populations in need. It was a unique opportunity to spend time doing something fun with adults who grew up in a very different world. It was evident from the chatter and smiles that all enjoyed the activity and learned from one another.