Our KUC Christmas Cookie sale is a fun raiser and a fund raiser, and a valued gift to and for KUC and to the wider community.
When asked about the “KUC Christmas Cookie Walk”, Barb (our Cookie Walk coordinator) explained:
“fun is had by folk who have never baked before, and by experienced bakers alike
funds raised are used for church programs – keeping the building going for 12 step groups, the preschool, PIT Stop, our Global movie nights, the Labyrinth Walks, Jazz Vespers, events such as our recent Privilege Forum, or past events such as the Jesus Fatwah or the forum on Medically Assisted Dying. Of course these events are open to anyone who wishes to attend not just church folk!
new friendships are created, new skills learned
at our Teens and Tweens Day (an inservice day for them), we had both Francophone and Anglophone students chattering away at various times in the day. It was truly an intergenerational day with grandparents and their grandkids, parents and children. Our age range that day went from 11 years to 80+. Yay!
volunteers become more familiar with the kitchen
there were 59 volunteers, many working multiple shifts
65% of our orders came from the wider community”.
To Barb, to all the volunteers in so many capacities (taste testers, recipe choosers, supply purchases, recipe figure-outers, measurers, mixers, dough makers, cookie bakers, cleaner-uppers, poster makers, poster deliverers, order form creators, order takers, promoters (radio/tv personalities!), packagers, sorters, order checkers, pick-up day greeters, tellers, table movers and floor sweepers and more) …to you KUC says “Thank you!”. Thanks for the fun and for the funds! Well done! And of course, thanks to all the shoppers! Thanks and appreciation to Derm who popped in throughout the process and took photos.
A carload of supplies ready (and they all fit in Barb’s Carolla)
Gingerbread making! Spencer
Carol and Ona mixing up the Black Forest batter.
Manno mixing up Black Forest batter.
Cathie, on the Christmas Gingerbread team.
Spencer with shortbread ready for baking.
June and Carol mixing up more batches of dough.
Janet and friend/helper Lil.
Donna, Manno (with both hair net and beard net) and Becky getting ready to slip the cookies in the oven.
Cherries, white and dark chocolate chips, almonds ready for the Black Forest cookies.
Margaret and Donna are making Tutti Frutti cookies.
Donna, Ona, Carol, Manno, Cathie, June and Barb.
Gordon and Jeanne
Spencer and Sue at the mixers.
Becky rolls dough into “logs”.
Janet, friend/helper Lil and Margaret are creating Tutti Frutti cookies.
Gavin adds the “frutti” to the Tutti Frutti Cookies.
June and Donna working the ovens.
Cathie and Chuck are prepping the Black Forest cookies for the ovens.
One of the many tasks for Barb, Cookie Coordinator.
Manno preparing for a baking session.
Marg S, Marne and Manno.
Theo, Robert’s friend with Edie, Barb and Dale.
Judy, on the Peanut Butter Snowballs team.
Black Forest cookies prepped.
Becky working with “the finishing touch” cherries.
Ross,guest/helper Julie, Beck and Donna prepping more cookies.
Rowan mixes it up.
Louise, Fraser and Darby.
Barb and Louise protect the goodies from would-be cookie thief (Rick, PIT Stop coordinator).
Rowan, Darby, Barb and Louise ~ stirring up some good stuff!
Cookie Coordinator Barb keeps her eye on it all!
Ready for packaging.
2018’s 6 pre-order varieties.
Donna, Jeanne and Becky.
Marg and Joy, triple checking orders.
Ready for pick-up.
This is the face that Cookie Coordinator Barb pulled when all is (almost) said and done! Thanks to you and your team, Barb!