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Donate Cookies For Our Heroes

Who doesn't love cookies!
Who doesn't love cookies!

If you love to bake cookies this is the perfect opportunity for you.  You can show your love and gratitude for all the sacrifices our Heroes make for our freedom.

The City’s Marines and Sailor Adoption Committee will be hosting its annual Family Appreciation Day for members of the Headquarters Battalion of the 1st Marine Division on April 26, 2014 at Lake Mission Viejo.  More than 1,200 Marines and their families are expected to attend the event.

The cookie tradition is just a small gesture to show our appreciation to our Marines and their families.  Each year the goal is to serve 5,000 cookies, Brownies or Rice Crispy treats at the event.   Who doesn’t love cookies and treats!

Please put your name or groups name and number of cookies on your package.

Make a dozen or more.  Any amount is great.  The deadline to deliver cookies is on Thursday, April 24 by 5 pm on the second floor at City Hall, 200 Civic Center Dr., MV 92691. 

 For more information please contact Barbara Swanson at 949/859-4348 Ext. 5723 or bswanson@cityofmissionviejo.org

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Brainwashed_In_Church April 20, 2014 at 11:08 PM
How do the soldiers/marines/sailors/air men know these treats are safe?
friend April 22, 2014 at 01:50 AM
We are planning to donate cookies, a fun and easy way to show appreciation for the marines. But Andy Fischer does have a good point, if people are bringing in home made baked goods how do you really know they are safe? Would packaged store bought cookies be better? Not as good, but at least ingredients are known.
Margot Ferron April 22, 2014 at 04:08 AM
Hi, friends Thank you for your comments. I value your opinions. How do you know if the store bought cookies, meat, etc. are safe? The City of Mission Viejo has been doing this for many years as well as other bake sales like the recent Bunny Days that raised money for Senior Services at NPM Community Center. They have never had an incident. How do we know if the bake sales at countless schools are safe? I am positive and optimistic that we aren't living in a society that would stoop so low as to harm our Marines or our friends and neighbors. Many people in the community know me. For 4 years and several times a year with Lion's Heart Youth Group, we make cookies for Meals on Wheels. We have never had an incident. Also, many community groups make cookies all year round for Seniors and functions at NPM. In light of this question I asked many people in charge and no one has had a problem. We prefer homemade with love...cookies, but it is your choice. Have fun baking and make it a family affair. With many thanks for supporting our Marines.
Brainwashed_In_Church April 22, 2014 at 09:44 AM
" How do we know if the bake sales at countless schools are safe?" We don't.
Margot Ferron April 22, 2014 at 01:40 PM
Hi, Andy I am happy for you to research that. I am only writing articles on activities I think our community would like to participate in. I would love to read some articles that you can share with our community on fool proof safe events. Thanks for your comments.

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