Friday, April 22, 2011

A Day For Kids!

We are adding a last minute event to our bake sale schedule!  Thanks to the wonderful follks at Lounge 59 (Haverhill, MA), we will have a space to set up right on Washington Street (59 Washington Street to be exact) during Haverhill's KidsFEST 2011.  If you have children, this is the ultimate festival for you! 

Please Join Us At:
Sunday, May 1st
59 Washington Street
Haverhill, MA
(rain date Sunday, May 15th)

"Vendors line the downtown streets, selling food and toys, service clubs and downtown vendors provide fun events and activities for kids inside their stores and outside on the sidewalk. It’s fun for all ages and families!

The Laurie Chase KidsFEST is a Haverhill Tradition that directly benefits the children and families of Haverhill and surrounding communities."

For More Info & An Area Map Please Visit
KidsFest 2011


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Take The Pledge Rally

*Take The Pledge Rally*
April 17th-May 15th 

We will donate $1 for every Facebook Fan that takes the No Kid Hungry Pledge between April 17th and May 15th! 

There is no cost to take No Kid Hungry Pledge

Simply click the banner above, take the pledge
and post to our Fan Page Wall 
"I took the Pledge"

The No Kid Hungry Pledge

I believe that no child in America should go hungry.
By pledging today, I add my voice to the national movement of people
committed to ending childhood hunger in America by 2015.

I pledge to do more than I ever thought
I could to help children gain access to the
healthy food they need to grow and thrive.

I will help make the invisible hunger visible for my neighbors,
my family, and our local, state, and national leaders.

By uniting my voice with thousands of others,
I believe that we can make No Kid Hungry a reality

Note* You must be a Facebook fan to participate in this promotion.
Not a fan?  Like us today at Cookie Central's Fan Page


**Cookie Central will donate up to $500 on this camaign**
(You may be thinking why so little.  Well, we are a small time cookie shop, just me in fact, and have only so much at our disposal.  If it really, really bothers you, please feel free to match our final number!)


Saturday, April 16, 2011

And The Winner Is!

Dollar Days: An Online Raffle was the first of four online promotions for Cookie Central's 3rd Annual Great American Bake Sale.  With the money we raised through this promotion, Share Our Strength can help to feed 20 children for over a month.

A special thank you to everyone who as participated in our Great American Bake Sale so far!!

And The Winner Is!


Friday, April 15, 2011

For Food Lovers And No Kid Hungry

Last night my husband and I were fortunate enough to attend The Taste Of The Nation Boston for the first time.  What an absolutely incredible event!  Food and drink as far as the eye can see, and all for No Kid Hungry.  Now, if you're like me and love food to the point people think you have some serious issues, than this is the culinary event for you.  Not in the Boston area?  Not to worry! Taste Of The Nation events are held across the country.  Find event dates at Taste Of The Nation.

Best food of the night:
Unfortunately the bag with the business cards I snagged (and the ticket I won for TOTN 2012 D:) is MIA, so we are now banking on the assistance of those reading this blog to offer up any information as to where we can find some of this glorious food.
  • Maple Whoopie Pie (Maybe South End Buttery?):  I believe "Holy crap" may sum up how incredible this whoopie pie was.  If I was shameless I would have just hovered over this table eating whoopie pies all night.  The station was a create your own whoopie and if anyone who attended has information on who this company is I (and my waistline) will be more than grateful!
  • Meatballs & Marscapone (My hubby is thinking from Church):  These guys were my husband's favorite of the night....and the cause for dispute on the way home over which plate was the best of the best. 
  • Mojito Cupcake from Kick Ass Cupcakes.  I went over to "taste the competition" and almost fell over when I found out how good this cupcake is.  If your in the Davis Square section of Somerville check them out!
  • Sliders (Which I can only assume came from Red Bones):  Oh the lucky people of Somerville! Again in Davis square,  apparently a wealth of awesome eats.

On and on I could go, but really the only way to truly appreciate this event is to attend yourself AND if you want to really spice up your night, opt for the early admission tickets which will get you into a private seating area complete with premium mixed cocktails, VIP raffle and more. What's more, 100% of the ticket sales go directly to Share Our Strength's efforts to end childhood hunger in America by 2015.

The Highlight Of My Night:

There I was, shoveling mass quantities of food in my pie hole, when who do I look up and see? Non other than Billy Shore himself.   Now, at the risk of seeming partially unstable, I will admit that we circled him like vultures for a few minutes before making our way in to say hello.  But when we finally initiated a conversation, Billy was incredibly kind and patient listening to the ramblings of some couple from North Andover go on and on about how great we think he and Share Our Strength is.  He even took the time to snap a picture with The Cookie Lady (me), complete with instructions from my (seemingly) photographer of a husband.   And should Billy Shore happen to stumble across this blog someday, I would like to extend my sincerest really did mean the world to me.


Monday, April 4, 2011

A Night Of Laughs For No Kid Hungry

Funny the way social media works.  People you may have never met, but work all of 1 mile away, suddenly jump into your life, only to make a huge difference instantaneously. 

We were contacted by Chris Flahive owner/partner of Chuckles Comedy Club (@ China Blossom) via Facebook.  Chris had caught wind of our Great American Bake Sale through another social media platform the North Andover Patch and made the decision to help us in the fight against childhood hunger in America.   Chuckles Comedy Club will be donating $5.00 to our Great American Bake Sale if you mention Cookie Central when purchasing your ticket on this coming Friday's event (4/8/2011).  But wait, it gets better!! The event will be plugged on 105.7's Loren & Wally show  (you know, Men From Maine...classic!) Friday morning.  I'd like to stop here, but it gets just a little better.  This week is The Cookie Lady's (me) birthday week {Yes, I do get a whole week}!  So needless to say, I will be celebrating my birthday at Chuckles Comedy Club on Friday and everyone who attends, be they friend or foe, will be participating in our 2011 Great American Bake Sale.  I believe the coined phrase "Life Is Good" applies.

For everyone who would like to join the fight against childhood hunger in America, celebrate The Cookie Lady being just a little bit older or both! Please join us at:

(@ China Blossom)
Friday, April 8th
946 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA 01845
(tickets are $20.00, $5 of which will be donated)