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PATRONS OF Salem's WELCA cookie fundraiser peruse the wide selection available for purchase by the pound on Saturday.
IRONWOOD - Salem Lutheran Church hosted a cookie sale fundraiser to benefit local charities Saturday morning.
Many different varieties of cookies were available, and the event enjoyed a successful twelfth year, starting with a long line of people waiting for the doors to open to the sale.
"I'm the first in line every year," customer Linda Abramson said. "I used to bake. My grandaughter is coming home from Thailand, and I'm going to give some of the cookies to her."
Salem's Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America President Bonnie Maki said that many people enjoy not only purchasing cookies, but also the socializing that occurs at the Cookie Crumble Cafe, where patrons enjoy a cup of coffee and cookies that didn't make the final cut.
"This is a way to create camaraderie among our congregation, and serve the community," Maki said.