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Henrietta Post
  • Craft sale to benefit School of the Holy Childhood

  • When the School of the Holy Childhood holds their annual craft show Saturday, there will be a line out the door for their pies starting at 9 a.m. Close to 800 pies will be sold at the sale.

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  • When the School of the Holy Childhood holds their annual craft show Saturday, there will be a line out the door for their pies starting at 9 a.m. Close to 800 pies will be sold at the sale.
    Attendees will also be drawn to crafts created by the wood-working program. It’s the 31st year of the craft sale, which will be Saturday.
    The Special Touch Bakery is part of Holy Childhood’s adult program where participants can learn about the food service industry. Most of the 14 adults who work in the bakery, work there five days a week while others have outside jobs.
    Tony Martone, who graduated from Holy Childhood, has worked at the bakery for many years.
    Martone said that he doesn’t eat any of the pies but has volunteered at the craft sales over the years.
    Kelly Hallenbeck, who handles public relations for the school, said the craft sale is a chance for the public to take part in the products made by students and adults at School of the Holy Childhood and also serves as somewhat of a reunion for former students.
    The students, adults and volunteers work year-round to prepare for sale which will raise funds for programs and services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Holy Childhood provides individualized education, vocational training, clinical services and sheltered workshops for close to 200 individuals from Monroe and the surrounding counties.
    The school bakes a total of 16,000 pies a year. The pies are also sold at the school, local restaurants, the Generosity Store, 39 South Goodman, Rochester.
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