Congratulations to Gansevoort Elementary School fourth-grader Myiah Fowler, who got to tastefully eat her words recently in a fun and delicious way — courtesy of the local business Dippin’ Donuts.
Fowler’s essay — proposing a new donut theme, the “Beach Donut,” was turned into the real thing by Dippin Donuts co-owner Dimitrios Zourdos.
Each year Zourdos and Gansevoort teachers Cheryl Corr and Michael Scerra work together on a writing assignment which culminates, for only lucky student, to see their creation jump from the page and onto the plate.
This year, it was Fowler’s turn to shine, but over the years Zourdos and the teachers have shown students tangible ways that hard work pays off.
For the record, Fowler’s creation is a vanilla donut that also includes sky-blue frosting, a sprinkling of graham crackers and gummy fish, plus a creamy chocolate filling. Its ingredients were made into a donut by Dippin Donuts on a one-time basis for fourth-graders to enjoy.
The lessons, however, last for much longer — as does the sense of community fostered by Zourdos and his business.
It is well known that the staff at Dippin Donuts are busy as both locations in Rome are typically buzzing from morning until night; so Zourdos and his staff should be commended for taking time out of their hectic schedules to show their support for local schools, their faculty, and the students they serve.
While we confess, the Beach Donut sounds delightful, we can’t wait to see what creations may be dreamed up and put on paper and turned into reality by a local business that continually shows its support of community.