Top student fundraisers win lunch at Mancino’s

“This is the best day ever,” says Terrell, five

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (December 12, 2018) – Eight students from Oak Glen School arrived at Mancino’s in a white limousine at 11:30am on Tuesday. The limo and lunch were a reward for their fundraising efforts for Oak Glen’s Parent Teacher Association. These were the top eight fundraisers in the entire student body.

Eight students from Oak Glen School arrived at Mancino’s in style. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Accompanied by PTA Vice President Matthew Evans and PTA Treasurer Karie Breitenreiter, the kids filed into the restaurant and then into the kitchen, where plates of dough were waiting for them. Under the instruction of Mancino’s Alyssa, they applied sauce, cheese, and toppings, then brought their creations to Andrea to put through the oven.

Alyssa sprays the cooking sheets before the students start creating their pizza masterpieces. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Kindergartner Terrell watches Alyssa aerate her pizza dough. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Marlin got creative with his pizza toppings, using pepperoni and sausage to make a smiley face. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Mia made a vegetarian version of the smiley face. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Andrea carefully lines up the pizzas with their name tags, so there will be no confusion when they came out of the oven. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
In the dining room, the students casually socialize while awaiting their pies. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Andrea places the correct name tags on the pizzas as they come out of the oven. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Drake samples his creation and declares it cheesily delicious. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Jasmine was brave enough to try mushrooms for the first time. She loved them. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Mancino’s Pizza serves schools, offices, families, and other groups who want to make their own pizzas as a unique dining activity. Mancino’s is located at 3300 Ridge Road in Lansing, Illinois. Call 708-474-6337 for information about hosting a pizza-making field trip there.

Mancino’s is located at 3300 Ridge Road in Lansing, Illinois. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

 

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