Sunday, January 1, 2012

Gearing Up For 2012

After a very busy holiday season, we at Cookie Central are back at it preparing for our 4th Annual Great American Bake Sale Campaign.  While we are just in the beginning stages of planning, we welcome you to take a look at where our season is headed below and comment with any suggestions or feedback you may have. 

As Always, Thanks For Reading! ~ Michele :)


In and Around Town: 

We are spreading out a bake sale over the course of a weekend and enlisting the help of area businesses!  This event will be cost-free for the businesses involved, and as easy as putting a basket of cookies or brownies on a counter.  We will be providing a Bake Walk Map marking all the businesses involved which will be accessible right here on our blog as well as our main site and Facebook page.  To sweeten the pot, we will be providing a pizza party to the business who raises the most money.    
We are hashing out the details for the event now, but welcome anyone interested in participating contact us at anytime.


We have always wanted to host an event just for kids and what better way to get little hands involved then to host a Great American Putt Putt!  Get ready for a fun filled day of face painting, ventriloquism, and putting for No Kid Hungry.  We will have a bake table full of fun sweets and treats and, provided we get clearance from the health department, cookie and/or cupcake decorating as well.  We will be focusing quite a bit on the new No Kid Hungry 2 site, spreading the word that you are never to young to make a difference!  
We will be looking for volunteers to help run the various stations, as well as local Mothers Groups that would be willing to help promote the event.

As a prequel to Great American Golf Tournament, we will be hosting a low-key Glow Ball Tournament.  Not being a golfer, I was shocked at the early response we got for golfing at night, but since we already have a few confirmations we're going to roll with it!  Early evening cocktails and appetizers will be followed by a nine hole glow ball tournament and finished with cocktails and entertainment.  Separate tickets will be available for those who want to enjoy just the cocktail reception and show.

Also Welcoming Back:
North Andover's Craft and Sheep Shearing Festival
North Andover's 4th of July Celebrations
Great American Golf Tournament
Online Promotions:

We are expanding on Dollar Days and Cookies With Care and are planning on teetering back and forth between the two for the duration of the season.  That said, we will revisit the original Cookies With Care benefiting the residence of Lazarus House Ministries Capernaum Place.  We also want to open up a second Cookies With Care to incorporate an additional local hunger relief organization, and will be on the hunt for organizations willing to participate.  As for the incredibly successful Dollar Days, we are hoping to add an additional online raffle to our schedule.  We are also planning a spin off of our previously held Donate and Save called Gifting For Hunger...stay tuned for details!


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