Panera Bread in Montclair recently held two events to help get children more involved in the community.
In early June, Brownie Troop 334 went on a bakery tour and got to make their own bagels: one for them to keep and one to give to the Montclair Food Pantry. They made assorted shapes including their troop number and while the bagels baked, the girls wrote personalized notes for the person who would receive their handmade treat. Not only did they receive the "Make It, Eat It and Try It" badge, they did a good deed for the day!
show off their homemade “334 bagel”
Later that month, Panera commissioned artwork from the Montclair Art Museum, displaying work by local talented youth aged 5-13 years. From still-life portraits to abstract expressionism, the future artists were able to share their work with family, friends, teachers and fellow Panera patrons. This was the first time the Montclair Art Museum had a display of this type outside of the museum and the kids couldn't have been more excited! Oliver Rossant exclaimed, “It’s my first show!” and 11-year-old Andrew Portnoy added, “I can’t wait to take my next class”.
For more information about the Montclair Art Museum Yard School of Art please call (973) 746-5555 ext 239.
Panera Bread of Northern and Central New Jersey ( www.paneranj.com) is owned by the Fenwick Group LLC, a family run business that has been in operation since 1999 based in East Brunswick, NJ. With its identity rooted in handcrafted, fresh-baked, artisan bread, Panera Bread is committed to providing great tasting, quality food that people can trust.