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Sweet news: Traditional Christmas Cookie Walk fundraiser is back

Fourth annual event is once again raising money for African grandmothers ... and will feature more than 275 dozen home-baked cookies
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The Christmas Cookie Walk fundraiser will take place Dec. 16 at St. Paul's Centre in Orillia. | Supplied photo

The fourth annual Christmas Cookie Walk in support of African grandmothers is returning to Orillia this month.

The Orillia Grandmothers to Grandmothers group, part of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, is hosting the fundraiser Dec. 16 at St. Paul’s Centre.

“This traditional Christmas event is an opportunity for people to pick up some old-fashioned grandmother-made holiday cookies,” the group said in a news release.

More than 275 dozen cookies will be for sale. Each visitor will be given a container and gloves before walking the aisles to select cookies.

“As much fun as this is, the main reason for this event is for Orillia Grandmothers to raise much-needed money to help African grandmothers who are struggling with raising sometimes up to 10 of their orphaned grandchildren,” the group said. “The HIV/AIDS pandemic hit Sub-Saharan Africa and, coupled with the COVID pandemic, assistance is needed now more than ever.”

The Christmas Cookie Walk will begin at 11 a.m. and run until 2 p.m., or when all of the cookies have been sold.


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