Middle school students bake pies for La Crosse Community Thanksgiving Dinner

The students will bake more than 140 pies

The aroma of pumpkin pies baking fills the halls of Logan Middle School as students attempt to bake over 140 pies for the La Crosse Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

Eighth grade students in Family and Consumer Science class will wrapped up their pie labs with a final day of mixing and baking pumpkin pies on Monday.

The pie labs are an organized effort by students and staff of the school to give of their time and talent to the La Crosse Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

“We’re doing this to be helpful,” said Logan Middle School eighth grader Keegan Streek. “It’s important for us to give back to the community because the community has done so much for us so we want to do something for them.”

Logan Middle School students have been baking pies for the La Crosse Community Thanksgiving Dinner for over 25 years. The ingredients and supplies are donated by staff and student families in addition to a generous donation from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation’s Random Acts of Kindness fund.

“The pie labs are an opportunity for the students to use the skills they have learned over the past quarter,” said Family and Consumer Science teacher Joshua Ison. “This allows them to use those new baking skills to be a part of something bigger than themselves by helping those in the community.”

Once the pies have baked and cooled, volunteers from the La Crosse Community Thanksgiving Dinner will pick up and transport the pies to the La Crosse Center.