Scout troop tries hand at pizza production during visit

By Clint Parker

Weaverville – Members of the Girl Scout Troop 42504 paid a visit to the Weaverville Papa John’s Pizza and got more than just a slice of pizza for their time. General Manager Rory Barten, who organized the event for his daughter’s local troop and manages the location for franchisers Chris and Candace Hightower, told the Tribune about the trip taken by the group.

According to Barten, the field trip allowed the girls to get a glimpse into what goes on at the pizzeria between when you call your order in and when you pick it up.

“They all came in got themselves some aprons and name tags and then we did a little tour with them and they got to fold some pizza boxes,” explained Barten. “Then they got to put their own order in on the computers… the girls then got to stretch out their own dough on the table there and then we kneaded their pizza for them and then they got to see them come out of the ovens and see them cut.” Of course, we know the good part came after the pizzas were boxed and they were able to sample the fruits of their labor.

“It was a lot of fun,” he said. The troop of girls ranges in age from 7-9 years old. “It was a great experience.” Barten said that they are exploring the possibility of doing this for small groups of 10 to 12. The entire visit was about an hour long. They sent along some pictures of the time at the pizzeria for our readers to enjoy.

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Clint Parker

Publisher & Editor Weaverville Tribune

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