Baked goods at the holidays

Southington High School junior Ani DeCroce helped manage a baking goods drive for Bread for Life.

Southington High School junior Ani DeCroce helped manage a baking goods drive for Bread for Life.

Southington teenager Ani DeCroce assembled a cooking staff of family and friends to bake 40 loaves of pumpkin bread over the course of several days. Each loaf was made from scratch, and the food went to needy homes at Thanksgiving. A few weeks later, DeCroce and her friends baked 40 batches of cinnamon rolls to deliver to Bread for Life’s homebound clients. The buns were placed in a small tin pan, wrapped and decorated with a bow on each to show the Christmas spirit.

“I know this meant a lot to our homebound; youth giving of their time at a busy time of year says a lot for a high school girl. Your baking has been a great present to many,” said Eldon Hafford, executive director of Bread for Life.

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