Almost time to fill the cookie jars

Carman the church mouse kept trying to make off with some of the cookies at last year's Cookie Walk put on by the Carman United Church. The annual sale is in its 12th year and get going Friday, September 7. (supplied photo)

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It’s time to stock up on cookies and treats for another fall season as parishioners of Carman United Church are set to host their 12th Cookie Walk next Friday from 3:30-6 p.m. at the church.

“You pay for a box and then get to circle the hall, and our volunteers will fill your box up with cookies,” said United Place Committee chair, Betty Park. “The 250 boxes are all donated by our Chicken Chef in Carman and they have been doing that for all 12 years. We advertise the event as a great thing to have for kids’ lunches, visitors or any social situation that may occur.”

$8 gets you approximately two dozen cookies, but if shoppers pick the right styles, they’ll find themselves returning home with well over two dozen cookies. There are hundreds of cookies available with many different varieties of cookie available like chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal, and many more.

“We make sure all the cookies are labelled and grouped together in case of allergies,” said Park. “We ask members of the congregation to bake the cookies, as many as they can, and some people make 6-12 dozen cookies for the night. Even rice crispy squares and puffed wheat, it’s all things kids can take in their lunches for school.”

Funds raised go toward church costs and local mission work including community suppers, trips for Sunday schoolers, and the church tries to give as much back to the community as possible. Park adds the support from the community is always incredible at the event and she’s looking forward to moving a lot of baked goods.

There is no registration for the event. Shoppers can arrive at 3:30, purchase a box and be out in 10 minutes. The Cookie Walk happens September 7, at Carman United Church.