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Plenty of pumpkin, no mincemeat

Plenty of pumpkin, no mincemeat

An estimated 500 pies baked by a group of Schenectady County Community College culinary students and

An estimated 500 pies baked by a group of Schenectady County Community College culinary students and other volunteers Monday are set to go to local charities for their Thanksgiving dinners, officials said.

The apple and pumpkin pies were baked Monday as part of a five-hour event at the college called “Easy as Pie.”

This is the 12th year for the event.

Among those receiving this year’s pies will be the YWCA Women’s Shelter, Bethesda House and local flood victims still recovering from Tropical Storm Irene, officials said.

“This event is a perfect example of the impact SCCC and its students have on the community,” Denise Murphy McGraw, chairwoman of the SCCC board of trustees, said in a written statement. “Every year more than 500 apple and pumpkin pies are baked right here in SCCC’s kitchen by students and volunteers, it’s wonderful to see so many people participating and giving back during the holidays.”

In all, more than 50 volunteers, including the local chapter of the Girl Scouts of America, students and restaurants helped bake the pies. Primary donors of the ingredients were The Bears’ Steakhouse in Duanesburg and Mazzone’s Hospitality Group.

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