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BAHAC hosts successful "Cookies By The Pound"

For the seventh straight year since opening in 2006, the Blackduck Area History and Art Center has hosted another successful holiday cookie sale.

“Christmas Cookies By The Pound” was held this past Saturday and began with a line out the door.

“We had to keep the door locked until 10 a.m. this year,” said Glennis Moon, History Center volunteer.

Last year, the center opened their doors early due to cold weather and the majority of cookies were purchased so quickly that some of the later visitors ended up missing out on their favorite holiday treats.

With the doors locked this year, the cookies lasted only until about 45 minutes after opening until they were nearly picked over.

Every type from Reese’s Peanut Butter cup cookies to cookies with Fruit Loops in them were spread across tables that took up much of the center’s main room.

After guests walked in, they were given a white box and were welcomed by festively-dressed volunteers to pick out their favorite flavors. Once the boxes are stocked with goods, they’re weighed and the cookies are paid for by pound.

Moon said the center is especially proud of the repeat visitors they see coming from out of town.

Along with cookies for sale, the center also had jam, peanut brittle and other homemade candies, as well.

The cookies are baked by all of the volunteers at the center and the public also lends a hand in the baking, according to Moon.

The center wasn’t the only place holding an event such as this during the holiday season. On Dec. 7, the Blackduck Free Evangelical Church had its annual “Cookie Walk” and raised more than $1,400 toward its building program.

Jillian Gandsey

Jillian Gandsey is the Multimedia Editor at the Bemidji Pioneer. She is an Iron Range native and a 2013 graduate of Bemidji State University. Follow Jillian on Twitter and Instagram @jilliangandsey. Contact her at 218-333-9786, 218-996-1216 or at 

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