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Photo Credit-Al Rendon GalleriesThe Third Annual Aunt Pearl Cookie Project

A Christmas Benefit
for the Bartlesville Lighthouse Mission Outreach Center

Thank you to our Director, Pam Zora, Aunt Pearl, our sponsors, the many bakers and volunteers and of course our patrons.  Each of you had a hand in the success of this benefit.

 What is the Aunt Pearl Cookie Project?

This year Aunt Pearl is raising the 2013 goal of 21,000 donated cookies to 24,150, a 15% increase for 2014!

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 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 cause. 

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 cookies!

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 submit!

THE 2014 Cookbook

Click to download.

Take home two or three boxes of these cookies !
This is the perfect opportunity to surprise those special friends, coworkers, employees, care givers, and teachers.  Give as a thank you to service workers!

How can you help?  We need bakers & volunteers!

All cookie bakers are currently being recruited.  Let Aunt Pearl  know you want to bake and she will add your name to a list of cookie bakers.   Read More.....

Folks who wish to volunteer for the organization or running of the event may complete 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” project!

"God Bless You for Coming,"
Aunt Pearl!



Aunt Pearl Cookie Project 2014

Saturday Dec. 13
8:30 am – 12:30 pm

St John’s School
Father Lynch Hall
8th and Keeler
Downtown Bartlesville


Freezing Cookies

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 year."

Pearl reminises, "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 donation  customers get to fill pastry boxes with cookies of their choice. It's fun, creative and God approved."

For our 1st & 2nd Aunt Pearl Cookie Projects, we 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 3rd Annual Aunt Pearl Cookie Project.
Many thanks to the 2014 sponsors:

Arvest Bank

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