Families bundled against the cold stopped by the gazebo in Clan Gregor Square following the Santa Claus Parade on November 19 to pick up Gingerbread Cookie Kits. The mittened hands of many children, accompanied by adults, accepted 150 complimentary kits prepared by FOBL board members.
Each kit contained candies, icing and a gingerbread cookie for children to decorate at home. The traditional combination of ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and other spices in the cookies may have warmed up more than a few bellies and hearts during the launch of Christmas in Bayfield. The kits were well received – they were all gone in about 30 minutes!
Everyone who received a cookie kit was invited to fill out a draw ticket for a chance to win one of two $25 gift certificates donated by the Village Bookshop. The kits also held a few surprises, including a gingerbread themed bookmark with seasonal book suggestions for young readers prepared by Bayfield Library staff.
Event organizer Carmen Davies of FOBL said, “We were delighted to hand out all of the kits prepared by our volunteers and meet so many wonderful Bayfield and area families. Two young ladies, aged three and five years old, were the winners of the $25 gift certificates.”
FOBL gratefully acknowledges the Village Bookshop for its generous donation and Foodland Bayfield for the icing containers.
Family members are invited to email photos of completed cookie masterpieces to firstname.lastname@example.org. The photos will be posted on the FOBL Facebook page.