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Shrewsbury Holiday Craft and Farmers Market benefits SHS robotics team

By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter

Samantha Emberley and Joel Eckstrom at the Shrewsbury Holiday Craft and Farmers Market held at the Oak Middle School.
Photo/Melanie Petrucci

Shrewsbury – If it’s the Saturday before Thanksgiving, then the Shrewsbury Holiday Craft and Farmers Market can be found in full swing in the gymnasium at Oak Middle School. For a fifth time, this year on Nov. 23, the event benefitted the Shrewsbury High School Robotics Team.

The Robotics Team was also a vendor, arriving at the school at 6 a.m. to start baking apple pies. It is their largest fundraiser of the year and a tradition that has taken place for at least 17 years, estimated Carol McInally, team mentor.

The team baked 800 pies, according to Paul Ottaviano, another team mentor. A portion of these pies were pre-sold and the remainder was sold at the Nov. 23 event.

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