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It's Cookie Walk Time!

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It is time, once again, to heat up those ovens or turn on those burners for Sacred Heart’s Annual Cookie Walk. What better way to put you in the mood than baking Christmas Cookies and Candies and/or stopping by the Cookie Walk to get some of your holiday favorites? When you come to the walk, you will start off with a clamshell container and a plastic glove. Then you will talk a walk around a number of tables that are filled with cookies, candies, breads and other goodies. There is not a minimum of any one type of cookie that you need to buy. If you only want to try two or three of a ‘certain cookie’ then that is all you have to pick up. Most of the goodies are not prepackaged, they are sitting on platters for you to pick up as you wander from table to table. The exception to that rule are those items that are very light when purchased by themselves. We will package any Rosettes or Belgian Lukkens into half dozen or full dozen packages. 

Traditionally, we have different breads available and even some gingerbread houses. We have a family recipe that has been handed down from the Hayes family that is used to create a number of houses. These houses are then given to the Youth Group or to a CCD class to decorate for the sale. This serves as just one more way we get more people involved and supporting this sale. 

Another tradition of our Cookie Walk is our Coffee Corner. We provide coffee, hot chocolate and warm apple cider and you can visit with other like-minded people and relax before you begin your hectic day. I say begin your day, because when we open our doors at 8:00 a.m., there is a line standing in the vestibule and often outside the door waiting to see what goodies we have this year. You too will want to stop by the walk early to get your choice of goodies to either give as presents or to be able to put out at the different holiday parties you will be attending or hosting this year. 

This wonderful walk will take place on Saturday, December 9th at Culemans Fellowship Hall. It will begin at 8:00 a.m. and continue until 11:00 a.m., or until we run out of goodies. The cost for most items is still a bargain at $7 a pound with a few items priced separately. Even though we fill over 17 tables of goodies, it doesn’t seem to take long for the supplies to dwindle. The proceeds from this sale support social events at Sacred Heart and allow us to put on functions at little or no cost to you, the parishioner. This also allows us to invite families in our neighborhood as community outreach. 

We would love to have you involved. The Cookie Walk will not be a success if we do not have items to sell, so please get out your favorite recipe(s) and help us get ready for December 9th. You will be able to drop off those wonderful sweets on Friday, December 8th from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 pm., again in Culemans Fellowship Hall. Can you help out on Friday or Saturday? We need people to prepare the trays of baked goods on Friday night during those same hours. On Saturday, there will be two shifts of workers. The first shift begins at 7:00 a.m.and the second shift begins at 9:30 a.m. If you cannot work an entire shift, that too is okay. We could also use one or two men to help out during the second shift on Saturday as this is the time we start tearing down tables as the product goes out the door. If you have not already signed up to volunteer, but you are able to do so, please call Connie Morris at (309) 799-5865 or email at 

And of course we need YOU to stop by and purchase all these goodies on Saturday morning. What would a Cookie Walk be, without people to walk around and purchase cookies?