First Christian Annual Cookie Sale is Dec. 10

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Saturday, December 10, 2016
9 a.m. – Noon
First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis

If you are looking for treats for the holiday season, this is the place to come. There will be a large selection of freshly baked cookies. Cost is $6 per pound. Cookie Sale is held upstairs in the church Parlor. Come early because they go fast.

Proceeds are used to benefit local families in need throughout the year.

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In the past, money raised at the Cookie Sales has been donated to cancer patients, heart surgery, ill children, fire victims, accident victims who required hospitalization, homeless families, book bags for schools, tornado victims, Guardian House, Teen Challenge, Hospitality House, COPE, Hope Unlimited, local outreach, items for Ronald McDonald House, health kits for Hospice, Habitat for Humanity, St. Jude, Hurricane Katrina Fund, Weekend Blessings*, Hug Project**, and others.

*Weekend Blessings is a program where volunteers gather to stuff back packs with good, wholesome, food for children to take home on Friday so they have food to eat on the weekend when they are not provided breakfast and lunch by their school.

**The Hug Project was started by Gaylord Ferguson in Paducah. Boxes of supplies are sent to service people each month. Church members made “huggies” which are strips of material with poly crystals inside. You soak them in water to keep your neck warm in the winter, or in cold water to keep your neck cool in the summer. Members also made pillow cases of colorful material for the injured to carry their personal items when they are sent to the U.S. hospitals. Money was donated for postage. This is a wonderful project. Help is always needed, especially at Christmas. Each person in the troop gets something!