Calling all Christmas cookie bakers and all who want something extra for Christmas stockings, holiday dinners and gifts for friends, relatives and co-workers.
The Habitat for Humanity Champaign County is holding its second annual Cookie Walk next weekend to raise holiday cheer as well as funds to continue building houses for local residents in need.
The Cookie Walk was a popular fundraiser last year, with about 25 bakers donating about 40 varieties of Christmas cookies and more than 50 boxes sold, according to Anita Segreti, manager of Habitat’s ReStore, located at 95 N. Main St., Urbana.
Once again, all the fun will take place at the ReStore. Bakers are asked to deliver their cookies to the ReStore from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30.
“It’s helpful if they can call in advance, but if people are inspired at the last minute, that’s OK, too,” Segreti said.
The Cookie Walk is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or until cookies last) on Saturday, Dec. 1. Cookie lovers will be given 10-inch by 10-inch by 4-inch boxes and a plastic glove and sent into the cookie room.
Last year’s bounty included a wide variety of cookies, many elaborate and festive.
“People brought out their best,” Segreti said.
Each box will hold an average of 6 dozen average-size cookies and cost $20, Segreti said.
Almost all cookies were sold at last year’s Cookie Walk. “We had enough for two nice trays for the Caring Kitchen,” Segreti said. All proceeds go to local Habitat projects.
“We appreciate the community support, both the bakers and the customers,” Segreti said.
She added that everyone who donates will be entered into a drawing for a special necklace.
On Saturday, Dec. 8, the local Habitat is dedicating its 10th home, this one at 517 S. Main St. in Urbana.
Kathy Fox can be reached at 937-652-1331, ext. 1773.