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Team Andersen's Cookie Caper an overwhelming success

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  • By Beth Talley
  • Cookie Caper Chairman
Before the sun came up on the morning of Dec. 15, the annual base-wide Cookie Caper was up and running. Volunteers gathered at the Chapel 2 Annex to assemble cookie bags for Airmen who live in the dorms and Airmen deployed here during the holidays.

This long-standing tradition is truly a community effort with students from Andersen Elementary School and base Girl Scout troops decorating the bags and Andersen Middle School students decorating cookies. The base commissary also donated paper bags, Ziploc bags and candy.

The volunteers at the event decorated bags, cut ribbon, made cards and posters, assembled cookie bags and delivered cookie trays, finishing in record time.

This year's Cookie Caper was a success; the goal of 560 cookie bags, each containing one dozen cookies and candy was surpassed. The community's response to this event was so great we were able to build cookie trays to deliver to additional locations on base such as the Andersen Fire Department, the front gate, the law enforcement desk and the command post to name a few.

Our goal of this program is to give a little touch and taste of home during the holidays to our Airmen. The base community certainly reached out with full support and donated an abundance of goods. Thank you for contributing to the wonderful success of this program and Happy Holidays.