Sunday, December 13, 2015

More than Cookies and Icing!

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.