Season of giving

Published 12:37 pm Monday, December 7, 2015

Christmas cookies will go to local nursing homes


Nothing says Christmas like a plate of fresh cookies. This year, residents at three local nursing homes will be given Christmas cookies, thanks to a Christmas cookie drive started by Kaycee Runyan and her 8-year-old daughter.

“Last year my daughter wanted to bake cookies for the whole town of Ironton,” Runyan said. “She came up with the idea a week before, so we didn’t have time to do anything. But this year we worked on it more and decided on giving Christmas cookies to nursing homes.”

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Jo-Lin, Sunset Nursing Center and Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley will all receive cookies from the cookie drive.

Runyan said they will bake cookies themselves, but is also asking people who wish to bake cookies for the drive, including cookies with no nuts or no gluten, to put them into clearly labeled disposable packaging so they can be included for residents with specific allergies.

“My daughter took ownership of the whole thing,” Runyan said. “I just helped her organize it.”

For those who bake cookies to be donated, a cookie drop-off will take place from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at 2006 S. Eighth St. in Ironton.

Curbside drop-off will be available so donators don’t have to leave their cars.

If there are any questions or for more information, call Runyan at 740-646-6555.