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Students Dedicate Sale Proceeds in Memory of Alumna

Akacia Klick, at May commencementStudents at Pennsylvania College of Technology will dedicate proceeds from an upcoming bread and pastry sale to a memorial fund for a former classmate.

Akacia Klick, right, with classmate Kathleen A. Garrison during a 2008 Visiting Chef eventThe Baking and Pastry Arts Application class will dedicate its Nov. 13 sale to raising funds for the Akacia Klick Memorial Fund. Klick, who earned a degree in baking and pastry arts in May, died July 28 due to acute intermittent porphyria, a rare genetic enzyme disorder that had gone undetected until after her graduation. She was 21.

Her parents, James and Janet, established the Akacia Klick Memorial Fund to help the family pay medical expenses, aid research and establish a scholarship fund.

The sale, themed “American Bakery Favorites,” will also include a variety of “Akacia’s Favorites.” Akacia’s Favorites will be available for pre-order, which may be picked up in Le Jeune Chef Restaurant from 3-5 p.m. the day of the sale. Visit the restaurant’s Web site to view the sale’s menu. Pre-orders must be e-mailed by Nov. 9.

The entire American Bakery Favorites and Akacia’s Favorites product list will be available during the regular bread and pastry sale hours, 10 a.m.-noon in Le Jeune Patissier at The Market (at the end of the hallway on the Third Street side of the Carl Building Technologies Center).

Red Velvet Cake With Cream Cheese Icing, among 'Akacia's Favorites' at the Nov. 13 Bread and Pastry SaleKayla M. Keever, of Mechanicsburg, is student manager for the sale.

Memorial contributions can also be made directly to the Akacia Klick Memorial Fund, c/o James and Janet Klick, 150 S. Dawes Ave., Kingston, PA 18704, or at any PNC Bank. A commemorative bracelet sale to benefit the fund is ongoing through Studio M Designs in Kingston.

A memorial brick will be placed in the college’s Remembrance Garden by School of Hospitality faculty and staff.

To learn more about the sale, visiton the Webor call Chef Charles R. Niedermyer, instructor of baking and pastry arts/culinary arts, at 570-320-2400, ext. 7894.

To learn more about Penn College, visit online,e-mail or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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