Students Enjoy Baking Buddy Program

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Kelly Arcoleo’s fourth-grade students from Babylon Memorial Grade School joined Anne Morris’ first-graders from Babylon Elementary School for a Baking Buddy project to benefit those less fortunate in the Babylon community.
    
Arcoleo opened the program by reading DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan’s “Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen” to the students, in an effort to provide the children with a better understanding of what a soup kitchen is and why people go there. Later in the event, students baked loaves of banana bread, which were then donated to the soup kitchen at Babylon’s Cross of Christ Lutheran Church.
    
Besides learning the importance of helping others, both age groups benefited from the program in other key areas. “The fourth-graders learned leadership skills and set a great example for the younger students,” Arcoleo said, adding of the program, “It provided a great opportunity for the first-graders to gain some familiarity with the grade school, as they will be students here in the near future.”