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Cookie Contest raises $855 for Barton County Food Bank

Barton County Food Bank receives proceeds from the Great Bend Cookie Contest. Pictured left to right: Food Bank Director Bob Essmieller; Cookie Contest Coordinator Anna Hammond-Bodine; Food Bank Office Manager Jennie Gordy; Food Bank volunteer Dave Tinkler; Great Bend Community Coordinator Christ...

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The community came together during Great Bend’s Home for the Holidays to support the local economy and spread Christmas cheer. What better way to instill the holiday spirit and get people shopping than by offering cookies?
With the help of 19 participating businesses and approximately 150 shoppers, the Great Bend Cookie Contest had a record event on Saturday, Nov. 25, raising $855 for the Barton County Food Bank. Shoppers started their cookie sampling at Cookie Headquarters, Rosewood Furniture Gallery, where they made a $5 contribution to the Barton County Food Bank in order to receive their voting bracelets and ...


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