Individuals from several area churches recently formed a new outreach group, Christians on Missions. One of their first projects was to honor local first responders this Patriots Day, Wednesday, Sept. 11. Church members baked and/or purchased 2,000 cookies for distribution. There were 1,000 cookies wrapped and delivered to firefighters, police officers, sheriff’s deputies, dispatchers, and ambulance personnel. Another 1,000 cookies were taken to Good Shepherd and Golden Age nursing homes and the Awana program at First Baptist Church. Those helping sort and package cookies included, from left, Terry Silvey, Norma Silkwood, Janet Raines, Phyllis Evans, Nancy Pifer, and (taking photo) Diana Burdick.
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