One local council is making the holidays sweeter for the community
The holidays just got a little sweeter. Columbus Main Street held its first ever Christmas cookie walk. Executive Director Barbara Bigelow says this was a great way to raise money for Main Street's future projects.
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)- The holidays just got a little sweeter. Columbus Main Street held its first-ever Christmas cookie walk. Executive Director Barbara Bigelow says this was a great way to raise money for Main Street’s future projects.
“This is our first year to have a cookie walk and an individual will come in and donate ten dollars to our main street Columbus for our beautiful project downtown,” said Barbara Bigelow, Main Street Columbus Executive Director. “We have several different types of cookies from people around Columbus, so the people get their box, fill it up, and then be on their way”
Cookie walkers Rachel Sherrill and Lolla Gardner said fundraisers like this help people feel welcomed to the city.
“I just think it’s great when we came together as a community and support organizations like the Columbus council and a strong community is good for all of us and this kind of event really feeds into that,” said Sherrill.
“I feel like it will encourage that we do more things like this and really get involved as a community and come together and as a community you need events like this and especially around the holidays, it just makes you feel more special,” Gardner said.
Safe to say, the cookie walkers enjoyed their desserts.
“The hot coco and cinnamon cookies are really good and the chocolate chip cookies and carrot cake sandwiches,” Gardner said.
“The cookies are really delicious,” said Ben and Sam Sherrill.
Bigelow says she plans to continue the Christmas cookie walk.
“We have had a lot of fun putting it together, and we hope it will be an annual event,” said Bigelow