Proud to be from Pittsburgh: Local students’ holiday event brings community together

Proud to be from Pittsburgh: Baldwin community cookies

BALDWIN, Pa. — In a Baldwin High School classroom, students spent hours measuring, mixing and rolling dough.

“It’s been difficult because I am just used to the ones you break apart,” said ninth-grade student Lauren Loeffert.

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The students baked 100 batches of a dozen cookies each for Friday’s Third Annual Holiday Cookie Extravaganza.

“It’s nice to show that it’s not all about you and you can do something as simple as making a cookie that can really make someone’s day,” said teacher Beth Fochtman.

The whole district takes part in the event, from making cookies to making crafts and even singing for senior citizens.

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“They are just so happy. They talk to the students and the students talk to them, and it’s really something special,” Fochtman said.

Organizers said the idea is to bring the community together and bridge the generation gap through the holiday event.

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