The Senoia chapter of the Bomber Girls Ladies Riding Club will be collecting cookies for their annual cookie drive.
The collection will be held at the Coweta Veterans Club on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The cookies will arrive in February just in time for Valentine’s Day.
“This is something we do every year and it is to benefit the soldiers anywhere overseas,” said Heather Godshalk, president of the Bomber Girls.
Godshalk said the cookies should be homemade and not prepackaged or bought.
If baking isn’t one of your specialties, Godshalk said the riding club will accept money to cover the price of shipping the cookies to the soldiers.
“Some people aren’t good at baking, so instead of just making cookies, they can make a donation for the shipping cost,” she said.
The cookies will be vacuum-sealed, with a piece of bread in each bag to keep the baked goods from drying out, according to Godshalk.
If you know someone who is deployed and would like them to receive cookies, addresses should be sent to the Bomber Girls at least one week before the collection date.
Godshalk said if the group knows the address of a soldier that is stationed in an area for six months or more they will send out care packages throughout the year as well.
“Now more than ever it is important to support our troops and to support the sacrifices they make for the way we live,” she said. “They are away from home. This gives them a little bit of home to show our support.”
Monetary donations can be brought to the Coweta Veterans Club on the day of the collection or mailed to P.O. Box 312, Senoia, Ga., 30276. For more information, email BomberGirlsLRCSenoia@gmail.com .