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Students Spend Morning Baking for Homeless Shelter on MLK Day of Service

Students BakingA handful of Cedar Crest College students spent Monday afternoon baking dozens of cookies—as well as cakes and brownies—for homeless vets and other men at Victory House in Bethlehem, in order to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. For them, spending three hours in a sweaty kitchen was well worth the reward.

“(Community service) is something I’ve always done. I love helping others, and knowing I did my little part. That was Martin Luther King’s message,” said first-year student Colleen Aquino.

“Knowing that I’m doing this for a good cause, and then seeing the smiles on the faces of the vets, it just gives me a phenomenal feeling,” said first-year student Katie Geible.

Members of the Cedar Crest community also cooked dinner and served a complete meal—including the baked treats—to those at the Victory House. In addition, the campus will observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a special candlelight remembrance dinner in the Tompkins College Center dining hall. The event included a slide show highlighting the life of Dr. King.


Students with their baked goods