Cookie drive shows Air Force family cares for Airmen
By Airman 1st Class Heather Stanton, 49th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published December 18, 2006
HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. --
The Holloman Officers' Spouses Club and many other Holloman spouses got together Thursday and Friday to bring holiday joy to Airmen living in the dorms this season.
The spouses collected homemade cookies, decorated small paper bags and readied the treats for squadron first sergeants to pick up and deliver to the Airmen.
"There are many Airmen in the dorms for Christmas," said Ms. Karen Cooke, HOSC member. "We wanted to do something while they were here."
The cookie drive is a long-standing Air Force tradition many of the spouses remember from the beginning of their Air Force life.
"My husband has been in 23 years," said Ms. Becky McVay, coordinator of the cookie drive, "and I've seen it every year."
To steer people in the right direction of the cookie drive, held at the base chapel, Ms. McVay and Ms. Janice Smith, HOSC member, dressed in M&M costumes and Santa hats and stood on the corner of First Street and Arizona Avenue.
"We got more than 6,300 cookies this year," said Ms. McVay.
"We are so grateful for everyone who helped this year," said Mrs. Dawn Goldfein, HOSC member. "It's a little home cookin' love to let the Airmen know their Air Force family still cares for them."