The Baraboo News Republic is highlighting the important community outreach work of several Baraboo Education Association members who are devoting time to cooking meals at a local shelter.
From the Baraboo News Republic:
On an average Friday, they’d be supervising science experiments, fostering a love of literature and instructing students to drive. But on a recent afternoon, some of the members of the Baraboo Education Association taught an important lesson by example.
Bill Schliewe, an English teacher and president of the BEA, chopped onions while BEA secretary and Transition Plus teacher Shelley Mordini peeled carrots in the family and consumer science classroom at Baraboo High School. Drivers’ education teacher Dave Crane cooked chicken breasts on the stove, and science coach Karen Mesmer peeled the paper from sticks of butter.
Members of the union volunteered their time Friday to prepare meals for the Hope Through Christ Ministries warming center in Baraboo. The facility, located in the basement of the church on Parkway, opens its doors each winter to offer a warm, safe place for area people with nowhere else to sleep.
Schliewe said he was expecting about 20 BEA members to attend the cooking session.
“It’s just kind of the right thing to do,” said teacher Dave Crane.
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