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Students to Auction Chocolate Houses for Habitat for Humanity

Sugary blobs of snow grace this red-brick chocolate house, one of the entries in the 2008 Food Show at Pennsylvania College of Technology.Students at Pennsylvania College of Technology will auction their works to benefit Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity during the School of Hospitality’s annual Food Show and Chocolate House Auction on Dec. 4.

Students from courses in Advanced Garde Manger, Artistic Buffet Decoration, Cakes and Decorations, Chocolate Works, Classical Cuisines of the World, Classical and Specialty Desserts, and Sugar Art will display their semester’s final projects for judging by hospitality professionals from around the region.

One of the highlights of the show is a display of chocolate houses made by students in the Principles of Chocolate Works course. The houses will be sold in silent auction, funds from which will be donated to Habitat for Humanity. Visitors can view the Food Show and place silent bids on the houses from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. High bidders will be announced at 1 p.m.

Following, at 1:15 p.m., a live auction of student-created holiday treats, including decorated cakes, candy-filled chocolate boxes, cookie trays and yule logs, will add funds to the donation. Scott Younkin, of Linden, will conduct the auction.

The public is invited to view the Food Show and participate in the auctions. The event will take place in the Mountain Laurel Room of the Thompson Professional Development Center on the main campus.

The chocolate-house builders are: Jenna A. Barton, Williamsport; Gabrielle E. Bricker, Etters; Brittany M. Ellis, Muncy; Chelsea A. Igo, State College; Jessica N. Kitzmiller, Dover; Samantha L. Liedtka, Lock Haven; Elizabeth McLenigan, Lock Haven; Emily M. Mead, Lanesboro; Allison K. Myers, State College; Chelsey D. Saam, Thompson; Abigail L. Schuler, Waynesboro; and Thomas A. Yost, Lock Haven.

To learn more about baking and pastry arts and other academic programs offered by the School of Hospitality at Penn College, call 570-327-4505 or visit online .

For information about Penn College, visit online , e-mail or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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