Seniors in need of the community will receive homemade cookies with their Christmas dinner.
Through the efforts of Eileen Dwillies, board member of the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Seniors Network, and members of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority along with a few other friends, 600 cookies have been prepared for the dinners that are to be delivered to isolated elderly people. in need in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.
The group made 600 cookies because there were 300 senior dinners and they wanted to put two cookies with each, Dwillies explained.
“There were 12 of us, so we made it,” laughed Dwillies.
There were different cookies made and, of course, everyone had different cookie cutters, Dwillies noted.
Some people would bake cookies with small pieces of cranberries in the dough or decorate them with frosting and sprinkles.
“So it all looked very festive,” Dwillies said.
Most of the cookies were shortbread and sugar cookies.
The cookies were assembled in gift bags by members of the Meadow Ridge Rotary Club to be delivered to seniors on Christmas Eve with a hot turkey dinner prepared by Salvation Army Ministries Ridge Meadows, Heather Treleaven said of the Seniors Network.
Dwillies described baking the cookies as hectic, but said she had fun.
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