|‘C’ is for more than just ‘cookie’ posted on 10/01/2019|
For on-the-go people during the hectic holiday season, those
cherished cookies loved by your family and friends may take a back burner.
But it doesn't need to be that way, even if you are too busy
to make fresh cookies yourself. Neighborhood Missions annual fundraiser for
pre-ordering your cookies is currently underway, running from Tuesday, Oct. 1
through Wednesday, Nov. 20.
Myke Jagow, who has spearheaded the Neighborhood Missions
cookie fundraiser for the past five years, explained her flair for baking and
wanting to lend a hand.
"I have a gift for baking," Jagow said. "This
project provides money for those who need just some help; be it gas, help with
rent, wood, etc. when the month is too long for their paychecks."
Cookies are available in five mouthwatering flavors: choose
from chocolate chip oatmeal, old fashion ginger molasses, peanut butter crunch,
triple chocolate or white chocolate and cranberry oatmeal.
A special request can also be made if your favorite is not
among this list.
Each batch sold is made fresh for specific orders. The cost
for a batch of approximately 60 cookies, which are baked, double-wrapped and
labeled for your freezer and delivered, is $29. Or, if preferred, the cookies
are ready to serve in a box or on a platter. Perfect for your holiday party or
family get-together when serious cookie munchers are present.
100 percent of all money collected from the cookie sales are
gifted to Neighborhood Missions who assists those in need or who find
themselves in economic difficulties with food, firewood, utility and rent
payments, repairs, transportation, medicines and more.
In 2014, the first year of the cookie fundraiser, Jagow
handed over approximately $945, and last year an impressive figure of $1,251
Jagow's initial grocery list for the cookies is impressive:
50 pounds of flour, 40 pounds of white sugar, 31 pounds of brown sugar, 34
pounds of oats, a whopping 74 pounds of chocolate chips, 12 pounds of plums, 10
pounds of raisins, 45 pounds of butter and 15 dozen eggs. If orders warrant,
the list grows.
Jagow receives some assistance from volunteers to help fill
orders for the cookies, and those that have helped in previous years are
usually Hoodland Lutheran Church members.
To order your cookies or for more information, call
503-622-5558, or e-mail Myke Jagow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Frances Berteau/MT