MHS students prepare pumpkin pies for community meal


Marshalltown High School students, from left, Fatima Perez, Griffin Gorsuch and Monica Neuan prepare pumpkin pies for the Salvation Army Thanksgiving community meal during a foods class on November 22. The community meal will be at the Salvation Army from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on November 24.

Students in the foods classes taught by Alexa Hotopp and Erin Weatherly at Marshalltown High School were busy preparing nearly 100 pumpkin pies on November 22. The pies will be part of the free community Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on November 24 at the Salvation Army (107 W. State St.).

Hotopp stressed to the students that making the pies is a way to give back to the community.

“This is what a community does – they help each other out,” Hotopp said.

The classes also tore up bread on November 21 that will be used in the stuffing at the meal on November 24.