The 24th Annual Thomas More Ladies Cookie Carousel held on Saturday, December 6 9-11:30 served up more than 12,000 cookies. As usual there was a line outside the Utopia Room at 8:30 waiting to pick out choice cookies. A Manhattan Mercury reporter and photographer were on hand, writing a front page story for Dec 7. See http://themercury.com/articles/church-sells-12000-cookies-at-carousel .
The featured cookie this year were Frosty Snowman Pretzels.
Many thanks to the members of our community who purchased cookies, the 250 families of St. Thomas More who contributed cookies, and more than 50 volunteers including our Youth Ministry who made the event a success. Leftover cookies were taken to the local fire stations, police department, Emergency Shelter, and Fort Riley. Special canine treats were donated to the animal shelter.
A portion of the proceeds will be given to the Fairy Godmother's, the Manhattan Emergency Shelter, Catholic Charities and Shepherd's Crossing.
Cookie contributors who won the raffle for the gift baskets were Gloria Holcombe, Kari Novak and Elizabeth Verschelden.
Subcommittee chairs included Therese Adams, Pat Bidwell, Ellen Brockson, Pat Istas, Annette Lauppe, Camilla Roberts, Susan Schinstock, and Margie Young. Co-chairs of the event were Dione Greif, Nancy Hardy, Rose Marie Harris, and Mary Sue Moore.
Mark your calendars for the 25th Annual Cookie Carousel on December 5, 2015. Send suggestions for next year's event to Rose Marie Harris at