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Cookies from Lake Campbell Lutheran Church's Cookie Walk. Photo courtesy of Ginny Jensen.
Cookies from Lake Campbell Lutheran Church's Cookie Walk. Photo courtesy of Ginny Jensen.

Weekend Web Roundup

Dec 2, 2011

Please forgive me if it seems like I have cookies on the brain. The Yankton Riverwalk’s CookieWalk fundraiser is today, and South Dakota Magazine staffers have been preparing for the event by making holiday goodies all week long. We’ve rolled, cut and decorated cookies, assembled tiny gingerbread houses, burnt fingers on krumkake irons and dipped all kinds of things in chocolate, but because these treats are for a good cause, there has been very little sampling.  

Raising money via cookie sales is a nice idea, and one that proves to be popular year after year at the Lake Campbell Lutheran Church near Volga. Their Cookie Walk, to be held Dec. 10 this year, raises money for local charities. For more information, call Glenda at 534-3602.

What’s your favorite holiday treat? I can’t imagine Christmas without thin, crisp sugar cookies, peppernuts, lefse, and krumkake. Others crave fudge, divinity or peanut brittle. Mary Garrigan goes in for gingersnaps.

If you need new cookie ideas, see if you can get your hands on the Armour Women in Action Cookbook. Proceeds from all of their cookbook sales this month benefit the Lorain Theatre, which is raising money to buy a new digital projector and sound equipment.  Through donations, challenges and other creative fundraisers, the theater has been able to raise over half of the $70,000 needed since fundraising started in October. Keep track of the theater’s progress at their blog.

Small towns face so many challenges. Sometimes it takes fresh eyes to see the possibilities. That's the thinking in Mobridge, where they have invited SDSU architecture students to use their new skills to help create a new vision for the Missouri River town.

 

 

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