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A very festive holiday lineup!


Stroll, snack, and support the Yarmouth library


Holiday Cookie Stroll, Saturday, December 12

festive holiday lineup

Photo by Shutterstock/Elena Schweitzer

Like many who have taken part in the South Yarmouth Library Association’s annual Holiday Cookie Stroll over the years, Patricia Creighton is eagerly looking forward to this year’s event. Can you blame her? This year’s stroll features stops at 13 different homes and organizations in scenic Yarmouth—and approximately 6,300 homemade cookies!

Held Saturday, December 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the 10th annual stroll visits Bass River Shoe Repair, the Artists’ Paintbox Gallery, the South Yarmouth United Methodist Church, the Cape Cod Cultural Center, the South Yarmouth Library and eight private residences.

“Strollers enjoy seeing the holiday decorations in the lovely homes and receiving a festive, homemade cookie at each stop,” says Creighton, the library association’s president. “Some recipes are the homeowners’ favorites and others are selected from cookbooks and magazines.”

Issued to strollers, the event’s ‘ticket’ booklet has descriptions of each of the homes on the tour as well as information on the participating organizations. The booklet also includes a map of the two-mile strolling route as well as recipes for each of the oatmeal, chocolate chip, molasses and other kinds of cookies served along the way. The first 700 strollers will receive hand-sewn bags to hold the cookies they collect.

Begun in 2006 by former library trustee, the late Marjorie Fallows, the event generates $10,000 each year to benefit the library. “Marge saw this as a wonderful opportunity to raise funds,” Creighton says, “and she organized a committee of volunteers to pull together all facets of the event.”

Tickets cost $15, go on sale November 23, and can be purchased at the South Yarmouth Library, 312 Old Main Street; Adrene Jewelers, 1198 Route 28; or Bass River Shoe and Leather Repair, 146 Old Main Street.

For more information about the cookie stroll, visit, or call the library at 508-760-4820, ext. 1313.

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