Students Pinch Pirohi to Thank Church for its Help

By Alice Maggiore

Students Pinch Pirohi to Thank Church for its Help

March 29, 2012 Updated Mar 29, 2012 at 11:24 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Second grade students at a Binghamton elementary school put on their gloves and chef hats, heading into a local church kitchen to help prepare Lenten lunches.

Woodrow Wilson Elementary students pinch pirohi to say thank you to St. Michael's and its parishioners.

The church was very helpful while students and their families recovered from September's flood.

It donated clothing and school supplies.

Now, the second graders are really excited to repay the favor.

"What we've been doing is going, coming back to St. Michael's and helping them out, making the pirohi. It's giving back and helping," says Laurie Bishop, a Second Grade teacher at Woodrow Wilson.

Alen Fafulovic explains what it takes to make the perfect pirohi.

"We need 5 gallons of oil, 100 pounds of flour, 80 eggs and a little bit of sour cream," he says.

There are 4 second grade classes at Woodrow Wilson.

Each Thursday, they come to the Clinton Street church to help prepare the pirohis.

Of course, there's still time to get your pirohi lunch.

Call 729-0261 to place your order for tomorrow, Friday March 30, or next Friday, April 7.

Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. at the St. Michael's Recreation Center on Clinton Street in Binghamton.