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Friday, November 1, 2019

First Christian Church Members Remembered Those Who Serve in a Special Way

First Christian Church members remembered and thanked local police departments with close to 4,000 homemade cookies.
By Robin Gee, City Council Beat Editor

As Veteran’s Day is just around the corner and the holidays are fast approaching, it’s good to remember those who serve our community every day.

In September, the members of the First Christian Church of Fort Thomas did just that. Members of the congregation started a tradition in 2002 after the 9/11 tragedy that they have continued ever since. Each year the church’s Christian Action Committee bake and distribute cookies to police personnel throughout Campbell County.

As a gesture of thanks and remembrance, volunteers provide a wide variety of home-baked cookies – between 3,500 and 4,000, filling 22 boxes – and deliver them to police departments across the county. Each department receives one to two boxes depending on the number of personnel.

This year, the volunteers who prepared and packed the cookies included Sara Staab, Jan Closs, Linda McAtee, Carol Stegner, Lorenia Moore, and Lee Cordray. After baking in August, the group froze the cookies to have them ready to distribute on September 11. Then, Cordray and McAtee delivered to the north end of the county, while Staab and Stegner handled the south end.

As expected, the homemade cookies were a hit with the Fort Thomas police. “It’s always nice to be reminded that people in the community care about us. We know that they do, but it’s so nice these gestures show they are thinking about us. We can’t thank them enough for this kind recognition,” said Sergeant Adam Noe, who serves as one of the department’s community outreach officers.

At this time of year, especially, small gestures of caring can have a large impact in our community.

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