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It was a Valentine assembly line at St. Therese Catholic Church on Thursday as members of the Kneedy Gals poured batter into tins to bake a few hundred cupcakes for residents of the Wilson House nursing home.
Pat McCollum, their fearless leader, organized the event with 14 bakers in the school kitchen at the Nash Street church.
McCollum said the group was helping Vicky Akres, the social coordinator for residents at Wilson House, produce the cupcakes for a Valentine’s Day party.
“They have a variety of cupcakes,” McCollum said. “Some are mixed. Some are white. Some are red velvet. They are creating their own.”
The Kneedy Gals meet every other Thursday for baking projects, but during Lent, they step meetings up to every Thursday to make bread for the Friday night soup suppers at St. Therese.
“It is a social group and very much together,” McCollum said. “I think the group is great. I started with five and now there are 18.”
The group has been meeting for four years and is growing.
“We will do it more because they are all interested,” McCollum said. “I am trying to use my talent, so if we can do more, we will.”
Kneedy Gal Dawn Smith said the group made so many cupcakes Thursday that it was able to donate a bunch to Hope Station and the Community Soup Kitchen of Wilson County.