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A delicious fundraising idea: chocolates dubbed ‘Nun Better’

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 11/04/16

This comes from Montana: 

Almost anything can be better, but Gary Brockel wanted to create a confection of which there would be none better. Make that Nun Better. That was the name chosen for a new confection from Brockel’s Chocolates he concocted to help the Billings Catholic School Foundation raise money for its new K-8 school, now under the first phase of construction on Colton Boulevard. Proceeds from the sale of Nun Better will go to the Billings Catholic Schools construction project, according to Janyce Haider, president of the Billings Catholic School Foundation. The candy idea was inspired by Gary’s daughter, Jaci, who graduated from Billings Central High School after attending Catholic grade school, Last Best News reports. Her journey through the Catholic school system was only briefly interrupted when, as a teenager, “the grass looked greener on the other side,” she said. “Oh, I was young and I thought it would be fun, but after a year in public schools, I went back to where I felt more at home,” she laughed. Jaci knew she wanted to help with the building of a new school for Billings’ children. The way she could help “was pretty sweet,” Haider joked. Citing the Biblical story of the widow’s mite—where Jesus lectures the disciples that a poor woman’s gift was exceptional not only because she gave what she had, but because she did so with an open heart—Haider said the Brockel family’s contribution is an example of how that New Testament lesson will help the fundraising campaign. “If everybody could do what they could do, we’d be done fundraising,” she said.

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Photo: Theresa Burkhart/KTVQ

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