One-hundred dozen cookies are needed by March 10 for the Kairos prison ministry.
"Cookies are a very important part of a Kairos prison ministry weekend," said Ronnie Veitch, prison ministry supporter. "Our Wade Correctional Center team will be taking in over 2,000 dozen homemade cookies.
"Their impact is tremendous," he continued. "Participants realize that someone who doesn't know them would use their time to make something special just for them."
Those who wish to help supply cookies should follow these guidelines:
1. Cookies must not require refrigeration.
2. No liquor or liquor flavoring may be used.
3. Any kind of topping is okay with these exceptions
a) No frosting or any other topping that might spoil when kept for several days at room temperature
b) No powdered or granulated sugar.
4. Cookies should be about 2" in diameter 1/2 thick. It is important that the cookies are sturdy enough to be handled without breaking. Broken cookies will not be taken into the prison.
5. Cookies must not contain any fruit of any kind. This includes raisins.
6. Cookies should be placed in a one quart zip-lock plastic bag. One dozen per bag. Do not use any twist-tie closures. Squeeze all the air out of the bag before it is sealed. This helps the cookies stay fresh and conserves space.
7. Cookies must be allowed to completely cool to room temperature. If cookies are too warm when put into the bags, condensation will develop inside the bag. This will cause the cookies to spoil and the cookies will melt together. Spoiled or melted cookies will not be taken into prison.
8. Please write the kind of cookie on the bag. Do not write anything that will identify the cookie baker such as name, address, etc.
Call 377-6646 for more information or 458-6460 to have cookies picked up.