Sweet Surprises at BAPA’s Holiday Cookie Crawl
Everyone’s smiling when they arrive at BAPA’s annual Holiday Cookie Crawl. What’s not to love about visiting neighborhood businesses and getting a sweet surprise at every stop! The 4th Annual Holiday Cookie Crawl will be held Sat., Dec. 14, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and at the time The Villager went to press, tins were available for purchase. Tins sales are online only at www.bapa.org. The cost is $25 each, limit two.
The Crawl begins at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., where participants will check in between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and receive their first two treats, one from the Misericordia pop-up and one from BAPA. Cookie Crawl sponsors are Desmond & Ahern LTD., certified accountants and consultants, and County Fair Foods.
This year’s event features more participating businesses, so tins are bigger to accommodate 17 treats. Cookie flavors include gingerbread men, eggnog snowmen, oatmeal with white chocolate, double chocolate with peppermint, red velvet, amaretti, pumpkin spice and more. Bakers and treat makers are Misericordia, Sweet Freaks, Laine’s Bake Shop, Home Run Inn, Smith Village, County Fair Foods, Beverly Bakery, Barraco’s, Alvin Green and Mr. Mike’s.
Each of the cookie stops is located along Western Avenue. I It takes 4960 cookies to fill the 300 tins available for the crawl!
In addition to collecting cookies, families can enjoy holiday music by the Chicago Children’s Choir at the Beverly Arts Center, visits with Santa at Beverly Bank, 10258 S. Western, 2 to 5 p.m., and special fun at other businesses.
BAPA’s Holiday Cookie Crawl supports local businesses and encourages are residents to shop locally.