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Three Teens Bake To Benefit Food Pantry

Ingoing Bayport-Blue Point High School freshmen host bake sale at Bayport Memorial Park.

Local teens recently hosted a bake sale at Bayport Memorial Park to for the food pantry at .

This community service will help Suzanne Chiapetta, 14, Hanna DePalma, 13 and Emma Hooks, 13, earn the ten hours of service they need to fulfill their confirmation requirements.

"We thought that this would be fun. It took me a long time to bake but it was fun. We're hoping that we can make a lot of money to give," Hooks said.

Chiapetta agreed. "This was a lot of fun to do. We've done other events in the past but not a bake sale."

The girls plan on volunteering at the food pantry to earn more community service hours.

Joanie DePalma, Hanna's mom, said that the girls baked everything themselves and were excited to be giving back to the community.

"This was an idea that they came up with to raise money for the church. They will be putting the money towards a gift card to King Kullen for the food pantry to use," DePalama said.

Suzanne's mother Ellen said the girls raised more than $300 for the food pantry, with each item priced at $.50.

They enjoy baking. They thought that it would be something unique and different that people would enjoy," Ellen Chiapetta said.

Laura Heaney September 03, 2011 at 02:35 PM
You girls rock!!! Your service to others will help many in the community. You should be very proud!

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