Volunteers will be soon be packaging treats for more than 1,100 hungry unaccompanied Airmen during the 18th annual Airmen’s Holiday Cookie Drive Dec. 5. Multiple drop-off sites will be available for donations. (Skywrighter photo)

Bakers’ homemade creations requested for Dec. 5 at Wright-Patt

Holiday cheer by the baker’s dozen will be the theme Dec. 5 as the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base community gathers to fill the stomachs of more than 1,100 hungry unaccompanied Airmen during the 18th annual Airmen’s Holiday Cookie Drive.

The drive is set for 6 a.m. to noon at the USO Community Center, Bldg. 1222, Kittyhawk Center, Area A. There are, however, multiple curbside drop-off locations for cookie donors’ convenience that day:

• USO Community Center, 7 to 9 a.m.

• Prairies Chapel, Bldg. 6568, 682 Chapel Lane, Area B, 7 to 9 a.m.

• National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Bldg. 828, Area A, inside the main building’s main door, near Starbucks, 6 to 8 a.m.

• Wright Field Fitness Center, Area B, 6 to 8 a.m.

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Donation pledges should be emailed to Wrightpattcookies@yahoo.com. Any questions or offers to volunteer to package cookies can also be directed to this email address.

Bakers are asked to label their cookie donations if they contain “no nuts” or “no gluten” so they can be taken to a dedicated table and included in boxes for Airmen with specific allergies.

All donations should be delivered in disposable packaging, said Staff Sgt. Jazmyn Turner, vice president of the Wright-Patterson Enlisted Spouses’ Club and cookie drive chair.

Each Airman receives a box of one dozen cookies, placed on his or her bed by a first sergeant.

First responders from the 88th Security Forces Squadron, the Wright-Patterson Fire Department, emergency room workers at the Wright-Patterson Medical Center and flightline personnel will receive baked goods, too.

The cookie drive is sponsored by the Wright-Patterson Enlisted Spouses’ Club, Wright-Patterson Officers’ Spouses’ Club, First Command Bank, First Sergeants Council, United Service Organization of Central and Southern Ohio and the City of Fairborn.

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