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September 23, 2018

Great Turnout to Make Sense Shop Thanksgiving Celebration


PULASKI – Students at the Make Sense Shop in Pulaski put on a Thanksgiving Celebration Dinner for their teachers on November 19.

Mike Dayger (APW) and Christian Outliette (Pulaski) team up to start serving pie to their guests.

Mike Dayger (APW) and Christian Outliette (Pulaski) team up to start serving pie to their guests.

The students and workers at the Make Sense Shop felt a sense of overwhelming support as teachers and visitors filled and packed every table available in the house.

The meal featured traditional Thanksgiving foods such as turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy and, of course, pie.

The Make Sense Shop is a learning center operated by the Pulaski Academy and Central Schools, in cooperation with the Camden Central, Sandy Creek Central and APW Central School districts.

“Sense” stands for successful education needs student employment.

The shop, located in the business district of the village of Pulaski, offers a life skills job-training program for students.

Students of the Make Sense Shop serve a Thanksgiving dinner to their teachers. From left: Jennifer Dana (Sandy Creek), John Visco (Pulaski), Tyler Coffey (APW), Tyrone McBroom (Sandy Creek) and Sidney Jenkins (Sandy Creek).

Students of the Make Sense Shop serve a Thanksgiving dinner to their teachers. From left: Jennifer Dana (Sandy Creek), John Visco (Pulaski), Tyler Coffey (APW), Tyrone McBroom (Sandy Creek) and Sidney Jenkins (Sandy Creek).

It features a small café and a gift shop.

The students learn cooking and serving skills in the restaurant, aspects of running a business such as inventory and balancing the cash register, as well as making items for the gift shop and cleaning up at the end of the day.

The store is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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