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Dennis Feduk teaches young learners to bake

Young people learned to make mini-cherry pies.
Young children participated in the recent baking lesson from Dennis Feduk. From left, Braxtyn Holloway, Charlie Drumm, Alexis McArthur, Rayne Widdifield and Kruz Kyle.

CARLYLE - Affectionately known as the Pie Man, Carlyle resident Dennis Feduk paid a visit to the recently-opened Carlyle Cubs Learning Centre.

Excited tots and toddlers were given a baking lesson with mini-cherry pies on the menu.

Preparation began in the morning and the children were able to sample their own baking later that day. A few of the children offered their assessments.

“I like rolling the dough and really like to eat them after,” said Zelina Paul.

“Dennis, that’s the Pie Man. We’re making a pie and it’s going to taste good,” added Alexis McArthur.

“We roll the dough, put it in a dish, bake it, and then eat it,” said Lennox Armstrong.

Feduk said he was honoured to be invited to the learning centre.

“The older I get, the more I enjoy being around children. I am 73 years old and get a blast out of their antics and mannerisms,” said Feduk. “I was really amazed with the entire day care facility. I especially like how it is laid out. I was impressed with the kitchen and play areas. I am really looking forward to coming out in the summertime when the kids can play outside.

“On two occasions, facility director Kayla Brown had me visit the Arcola Day Care and I helped with baking lessons there. I am happy she invited me to the new day care facility here in Carlyle.” 

“The Carlyle Cubs Learning Centre plans on doing more baking experiences with Dennis,” said Brown. “It is so wonderful for the children to learn from a very experienced community member, and we are forever grateful for him volunteering.”