by Lisa Tome
Members of the Kids of the Future 4-H Club learned a heaping helping of lessons on Saturday morning.
One of the first was that scratch bread making takes a great deal of time and effort.
"I didn't know that it took so long," said club member Maddie Price.
The club members watched a video which explained every aspect of the science of bread making.
They then created the bread step by step, waiting for the rise time, kneading, and carefully measuring the flour, sugar, water, yeast, and other ingredients.
The club created more than two dozen loaves of bread. Half of which they gave away. On Saturday evening, some of the older club members took bread to the Paris Foundation in Elkton. They then helped serve a meal to those in need.
This program, one the the 4-H Life Skills education programs, was sponsored by King Arthur flour. That baking company provided the ingredients for the bread and the lessons with the stipulation that half of what was made was shared with the community.
Nicole Madron is a parent of three sons and 4-H volunteer. "This is hands-on learning, being involved and giving back to the community," said Madron. "I always think it's important that kids know how to cook."