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A Festive Surprise at Cornerstone Community Kitchen

Updated: Apr 2

'Tis the season of giving, and at Cornerstone Community Kitchen, the spirit of generosity and holiday cheer is in full swing. Today, we were graced with a heartwarming surprise from the AP Calculus class at South Windsor High School that left our community dining room echoing with joy and festive melodies.

A Gingerbread Delight:

As the doors of Cornerstone swung open, the students entered bearing not only smiles but also beautifully crafted gingerbread houses. These delightful creations, adorned with candy canes, gumdrops, and festive icing, added a touch of sweetness to our day. The generosity of these students truly warmed our hearts and brought a sense of holiday magic to our community.

Jingle Bells and Joyful Tunes:

The surprises didn't end with the gingerbread houses. Before our lunch service began, the students gathered in a harmonious ensemble to serenade us with a heartwarming rendition of "Jingle Bells." The festive atmosphere that filled the room was infectious, as everyone in the dining area joined in, creating a symphony of voices that resonated with holiday spirit.

Community Unites in Song:

The joy of the season echoed through the walls of Cornerstone as the AP Calculus class shared their musical talents. The simple act of singing together brought together diverse individuals from all walks of life, uniting them in the universal language of music. Laughter and camaraderie filled the air as our guests, volunteers, and staff members reveled in the shared experience.

A Season of Giving:

The unexpected visit from the South Windsor High School students exemplifies the true essence of the holiday season—giving, sharing, and spreading joy. It serves as a reminder that even the smallest gestures can make a significant impact on the lives of others.

Cornerstone Community Kitchen, already a place of warmth and community, has been further enriched by the generosity of the AP Calculus class. Their thoughtful gifts and musical performance have created lasting memories for everyone present, fostering a sense of togetherness that will extend beyond the holiday season.

As we continue to celebrate the holidays at Cornerstone Community Kitchen, we reflect on the unexpected joy brought by the AP Calculus class from South Windsor High School. Their visit, marked by gingerbread houses and a heartwarming musical interlude, serves as a testament to the power of community and the magic of the season. In the midst of festive decorations and shared laughter, we are reminded that the spirit of giving and connection is what truly makes this time of year special.

Pat Kupec

Community Kitchen Administrator

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