BELMAR, NJ — Two Belmar food establishments extended their generosity this week to students in borough schools — one with tasty treats and the other from sub sandwich sales.
At Main Street Donuts, owner Joe Rizzuto gave a class of Belmar preschoolers a lesson in doughnut decorating the way he knows best — making each handcrafted treat to order with lots of toppings.
The trip to the 705 Main Street shop coincided with the youngsters’ classroom curriculum on restaurants, where they are learning about bakeries, said prekindergarten teacher Patricia Glab.
“One of our play center’s is a sweet shop bakery, which is similar to the doughnut shop,” she said. “They’ve been learning the different roles of a customer, server and cook/baker.”
The best part of the lesson? Getting to taste the delicious doughnuts.
Several blocks down at Main Street and Fifth Avenue, Jersey Mike’s Subs co-owner John Tesauro welcomed representatives of four local schools — Belmar Elementary School, St. Rose Grammar School and St. Rose High School, both in Belmar, and Avon Elementary School — to present checks from the shop’s grand-opening fundraiser in November.
While the eatery raised $2,000 through purchases placed with special coupons on its opening weekend, Tesauro, his wife and co-owner Cathy Cancro-Tesauro, and the Jersey Mike’s “team” matched that amount. As a result, each school received a $1,000 donation.
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