PHILLIPS - A good apple pie makes any Thanksgiving dinner better. So when people from the Aspirus Pleasant View Nursing Home decided they wanted to give back to the community, making apple pies seemed like a great way to do that. With the help of students from Phillips High School, they peeled, sliced, and sugared their way to a team effort.
Making an apple pie requires a lot of steps…
"We grab the apples first and we peel them… and slice them into little pieces," said Phillips High School freshman Mason Sauter.
It was just another day for students in Mrs. McCardle's foods class at Phillips High School.
But Thursday, they had some special visitors.
Seniors from the Aspirus Pleasant View Nursing Home teamed up with the students to make Thanksgiving apple pies.
Making the pies gave a lot of the seniors a nostalgic feeling.
"They used to do this when they lived at home," said Activity Manager at Aspirus Pleasant View Campus Nichole Krenzke.
Pleasant View resident Donna Klessig used to own a restaurant, so she offered the students advice and showed them how to make their pies unique.
"She was just kind of throwing things into a bowl…she was just showing me her old tricks and stuff," said Phillips High School senior Logyn Scribner.
"Mostly a pie is your own art. You can make anything with the pie crust on top that you want," said Klessig.
The idea for the collaboration came about when Aspirus Pleasant View wanted to do something to give back to the community. So they worked with with Phillips High School to create some bonding between generations and community service work.
"Anybody in the community who wants an apple pie for Thanksgiving is going to come and pick up a free apple pie," said Krenzke.
The group hopes to make about 75 pies for the Thanksgiving season.
Not only did the students and seniors make new pies, they also made some new friends.
The students and seniors made between 25 and 30 pies today. They'll finish up making the rest on Monday.