Claus Cookie Cause

December 20, 2012

Amy Epple, recreation superintendent for Sedalia Parks and Recreation, lends a hand to the Claus cause during “Cookies with Mrs. Claus” on Wednesday at Convention Hall as sisters, from left, Andrea, 5, Izzy, 8, and Alissa Blakely, 6, of La Monte, check out the wares. The fourth annual event saw children from 5 to 10 years old rotate through eight decorating stations where they decorated Christmas tree cookies, made cocoa stirrers and other holiday treats. Following the cookie decoration, kids and parents ate pizza, played games and had their picture taken with Mrs. Claus.“This has grown every year,” Epple said. “Our first year we had about a dozen kids. This year we had 35.”