Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Cookies for the troops ... a labor of love

My 18-year-old Katy has been baking cookies the past three days.


They are for our local troops currently stationed in Iraq. As part of the From Our Hearts program in the Shenandoah Valley, 160 care packages are mailed on a weekly basis with all sorts of goodies. And this week and next they will be receiving cookies.

Katy has baked over 100 dozen cookies so far ... and she's still at it. You read that correctly: one HUNDRED dozen. That's over 1,000 cookies.

Not only that ... but Jan Harman, whose husband, Herb, is stationed in Baghdad, baked also. How many? About 200 dozen! TWO HUNDRED DOZEN.

They both said it was one of the best ways they could think of spending their time on 9/11 ... doing something for the soldiers.

Someone donated boxes of cookie dough. We thank them. So our local guys over there will have sweet treats coming their way, compliments of an anonymous donor and Jan and Katy.

For more information about the From Our Troops program check The program, originally scheduled to end 9/11/06, will continue through the first of December.

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