Our friend Maury Forman of Washington state, sent us this idea from Madras, Oregon:
On February 16 the Madras Downtown Association and Petite Sweets hosted the first-ever Cookie Crawl. Participants paid $5 and received a box and map that listed all the locations where the beautifully decorated cookies were available. Petite Sweets decorated cookies to match or represent the business.
- For example, the barber shop offered a cookie that looked like a barber pole
- and Windemere Real Estate distributed cookies with a for-sale sign.
Organizer Whitney Stubblefield said the event was a great way to encourage the residents who usually do not appear at community events into the downtown businesses.
Sweet! It’s not just a way to get people into businesses, it gives them a chance to talk to each other, with cookies. I don’t even think the cookies have to match the businesses. It would be fun to get all kinds of home-made or random cookies from everyone.
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