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Atka The Wolf To Visit Chappaqua's Sherry B Dessert Studio

The Wolf Conservation Center will bring Atka the wolf to sherry b, a dessert studio in Chappaqua, for an educational and fundraising event.
The Wolf Conservation Center will bring Atka the wolf to sherry b, a dessert studio in Chappaqua, for an educational and fundraising event. Photo Credit: Contributed

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Pastry chef Sherry Blockinger, the owner of sherry b, a dessert studio in Chappaqua, is cooking up a new way to help wildlife.

And she will be getting a little help from one of the creatures she is striving to protect: Atka, an “ambassador” from the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem.

On Sunday, Jan. 24, sherry b’s will host a “Stand For Wolves” educational event in an effort to increase awareness and to raise funds for the center. The event runs from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Atka will make an appearance at the end of the event, Blockinger said.

Joining Blockinger and Atka will be Maggie Howell, the conservation center’s executive director, and an eighth-grade student from John Jay Middle School, who will share her efforts to promote wolf conservation.

Blockinger said that guests will learn about efforts to save the critically endangered Mexican Gray Wolf and Red Wolf, two of the rarest mammals in North America that were at one time both extinct in the wild.

The event itself is free but the bakery’s goodies will be available for purchase, including a limited-edition wolf pack collection, featuring vanilla Wolf Print cookies finished with white chocolate and sparkling sugar ($3 each or $5 for two).

All the profits from the cookies for conservation and the event will be donated to the conservation center to support its work in ecosystem education, species preservation, and environmental advocacy.

The Chappaqua children’s boutique Hip-kid will sponsor a children’s craft table.

Sherry b. dessert studio is located at 65 King St. For more information, call (914) 238-8300.

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