Written by Margaret Solis
I was so excited to be able to continue the tradition of pumpkin pie baking this year. For the 10th year in a row at Atwood, I baked pies with my Kindergarten friends and my mom, Joanne Booth, who has done this with me since I was a child.
It is an event I love doing and sharing with each new group of children and, typically, their families. Hopefully, next year families will be able to come join in the fun once again. This year was smaller than usual to ensure safety, but we were still able to contribute 30 pies to the Messalonskee Community Dinner, which was takeout this year.
A big thank you to the Kiwanis Club of Greater Waterville for helping fund this event each year and to our Atwood Awesome kitchen staff for the use of the ovens and for helping bake off the pies.
This year in particular, this event, the simple act of baking a pie, clearly brought great joy to my students. Being able to take part in such a hands-on activity was a special treat and they took great pride in knowing these pies would hopefully bring a small slice of joy to someone else this holiday.