The Third Annual Aunt Pearl Cookie Project
Lighthouse Mission Outreach Center
What is the Aunt Pearl Cookie Project?
Joe Sears, native
Bartian and co-creator of the nationally
known Greater Tuna play series, organized
this event as a fundraiser for the
Lighthouse Mission Outreach Center, that
feeds and shelters the homeless in
the Bartlesville, Ok, vicinity.
Aunt Pearl is raising the 2013 goal
of 21,000 donated cookies to 24,150,
a 15% increase for 2014!
Aunt Pearl is asking over 200 of Bartlesville area
citizens and Facebook friends to put on their Betty Crocker
baking shoes and bake six dozen holiday
cookies of various shapes, sizes, flavors,
traditional, fancy and simple to be donated
to The Aunt Pearl Cookie Project.
Participation in the Aunt Pearl Cookie Project, will
insure that you have these outstanding,
homemade cookies that will brighten your
holiday sideboards, while supporting a good
For a donation at the
door, the participant is given a
pastry box to cruise through the thousands
of available donated cookies. Aunt Pearl
says, "Don't you worry about all those
folks touchin' these cookies!" (A
volunteer, with pastry gloves, will assist
by adding the chosen cookies to the pastry
box.) Each participant will leave with a
box full of freshly baked holiday
After the event, a souvenier recipe booklet,
featuring favorite cookie recipes will be
available for download on this site. If you would like
to contribute your family's favorite cookie
recipe, Aunt Pearl would be more than happy
to consider it!
We are currently
receiving your recipes. Click here to
Take home two or three boxes of these
This is the perfect opportunity to surprise
friends, coworkers, employees, care givers,
and teachers. Give as a thank you to
How can you help?
We need bakers & volunteers!
All cookie bakers are
currently being recruited. Let
know you want to bake and she will add your
name to a list of cookie bakers.
Folks who wish to
for the organization or running of the event
the contact form and Aunt Pearl
will get back to you in a jiffy!
Spread the word!
We welcome groups, churches, service
clubs and Bartlesville High School Clubs to
register as volunteers and/or
provide 36 dozen Christmas Cookies as a “Group Angel Unawares”
"God Bless You
IN ALL RESPECT, DUE TO HEALTH CONCERNS,
UNDER 13 ARE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE EVENT.
HOT OFF THE PRESS!
Aunt Pearl Cookie Project
Saturday Dec. 13
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
St John’s School
Father Lynch Hall
8th and Keeler
TIPS from AUNT PEARL:
Decorating & Baking tips
"I want to remind all you bakers
that we need extra volunteers this year so we
don't run out of cookies too early, like last
"I'm reminded of
Reverend Spikes in Tuna, when he advertised a
special dinner his wife was putting together for
raising money. It was a waffle and French toast
dinner with "Arkansas Bacon" and wild green
onion scrambled eggs, a dinner his French wife
Effie always says was the only civilized meal
she could offer as a fund raiser. Well, folks
bought the pretentious menu thinking it
was something they couldn't breathe tomorrow's
air without and when the hordes showed up,
Spikes had only made enough to appease his
French cooking wife. He lost out on
hundreds of dollars that he could have made if
only he had come through on the advertising."
" I hope you get my point!"
"We make our donated
cookies in huge bunches since for a set priced
customers get to fill pastry boxes with
cookies of their choice. It's fun, creative and
3rd Annual Aunt Pearl
1st & 2nd Aunt Pearl Cookie
had a host of Angel Unawares, Corporate Sponsors, Bakers,
Volunteers and of course the participants, who
made these Aunt Pearl Cookie Project events a
great success. We are hoping to have you join us
again in supporting the Lighthouse Mission for the
Many thanks to
these organizations who sponsored the 2013 project:
St John’s Catholic School Staff
Bartlesville Downtown Fire Department
Trinity Baptist Church
Sweet Pea's Gift Shop of Bartlesville
Bartlesville Tallgrass Theatre Festival
Vera General Store-Vera, OK
Primary Care Associates