Minooka United Methodist Church – Dec. 14
Kim Nave, president of the United Methodist Women at the United Methodist Church in Minooka, said the church has hosted an annual cookie walk for more than 25 years.
Church member Marcine Carlson, who died this year, started the event long ago, making this milestone year a bit "emotional," Nave said.
The cookie walk features thousands of cookies in about 40 different varieties, Nave said.The door opens at 8:30 a.m. and the cookies are generally gone by 10 a.m., she added.
“We have people standing at the door waiting an hour before the event begins,” Nave said, adding if the weather is inclement, the church often provides chairs just inside the church for people to wait.
The cost is $12 per bucket. The church provides the buckets. Cookie-lovers can place as many as will fit in the bucket and still be able to close the lid, Nave said.
On the outside chance any cookies remain, these are usually sugar cookies. And these go inside the Jean Heap Memorial Baskets the church sends to people in need, she said.
“We don’t hold any cookies back [for the baskets],” Nave said. “We think it’s just God providing. Like loaves and fishes."
Like the Channahon United Methodist Women, the Minooka Methodist Woman also use the proceeds for its mission work.