Meredith’s Miracles cookies event raises $27K

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 26, 2013



S aturday’s Meredith’s Miracles Cookies with Characters event was a “huge year,” organizers said Monday.

Organizer Kylie Spears said the two-show event raised about $27,000, which is up from $24,000 last year.

“We tried to beat last year’s number,” she said. “This was the first time for the two shows, and we couldn’t be more pleased. We were so worried that everyone would come to the first show, but even though the glow show was smaller it was good.”

Spears estimated there was a little more than 1,000 people at the first showing and then a little under 600 at the afternoon glow show.

“Our goal was a 1,000 at each show,” she said. “I think the rain sort of got us on the glow show, but we thought it was a good split.”

Spears said this was the biggest year yet for toys sales.

For the 1 p.m. silly show, they sold items such as mustaches and clown noses, and for the 5 p.m. glow show, children loved the glow sticks and LED swords, Spears said.

Spears commended all the volunteers for their service.

“After seven years, we’ve gone from a 20-character show to more than 50 characters,” she said. “We are pleased that it keeps growing. We had around 100 kids in the character spots. They were amazing and everyone worked so hard.”

Spears said organizers plan to keep the two-show format next year.