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Newark First United Methodist Church announces 20th Annual Christmas Cookie Sale

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Newark First United Methodist Church at 301 South Main St. is gearing up for its highly anticipated 20th annual Christmas Cookie Sale, scheduled for Saturday, December 16.

Known as a premier event in Wayne County, the sale starts at 10 am, but enthusiastic cookie enthusiasts often start lining up an hour earlier. The sale has a history of selling out quickly, usually by around 11:30 a.m.

For two decades, this festive event has been a hallmark of the holiday season in the community. The church members and volunteers dedicate their efforts to baking an astounding 400 dozen cookies, all homemade and crafted with a focus on quality ingredients like real butter and sugar. The cookies are not only delicious but also artistically decorated, making them a visually delightful treat. The preparation involves a collaborative effort, with a group of women gathering at the church on the Thursday before the sale to decorate cut-out cookies. While they may not be professional decorators, their enjoyment and dedication are evident in the final products.

The sale represents a culmination of these festive efforts, with the cookies beautifully arranged on trays ready for eager customers on December 16th. The church’s dining tables and kitchen counters transform into a showcase of these sweet creations, offering a variety of flavors and decorations to suit every taste. This event is not just a sale but a community gathering, celebrating the spirit of the season and the joy of sharing homemade treats.