Cookies event was best ever

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 9, 2013

By Kiley Spears

Meredith’s Miracles held our seventh annual Cookies with Characters of Feb. 23, 2013. We had the best year, raising around $27,000 for our event.

We are so blessed to have our community support Meredith’s Miracles.

Our goal is to help families who have to leave this area to receive sub-specialty care that is not available locally with their non-medical related expenses. All of the money raised from Cookies with Characters goes directly back to our community. We cover a 60-mile radius of Andalusia right now. We plan to expand our radius to 100 miles sometime this year. We are so excited of the upcoming year.

We would like to thank our Character Sponsors: CCB Community Bank, Mallette Drugs, Andalusia Animal Clinic, CDG Engineers, SunSouth, Southeast Alabama Gas District, Chrissie Schubert’s Treats, Three Notch Orthodontics, SIB, Beef O’Bradys, Oasis Spa & Lena Ellen

Boutique, Ron Nall State Farm Insurance, Darby’s Village Pharmacy, Covington Electric, Covington Pediatrics, Upsy Daisy, Palmers & Sons, Gitty Up N Go, South Alabama Pediatrics, The Woodard Law Firm, Ansley Place, Huddle House, Andalusia Dental Group, Walker Electric, Joseph E. Browning MD, Covington Casket Company, Town & Country, Andalusia Regional Hospital, PowerSouth Energy, Andalusia Health & Fitness, Allen M. Ward DMD, Angelo S. Agro MD, Andalusia Manor, Savannah

Terrace, Allstate Chris Jackson, Jones Veterinary Hospital, Little Caesars, Covington Metal Company, Massey Automotive, JGRH Contracting Inc., Dimples Daycare, Delta Lighting & Supply, Spicer’s Cleaners, ServPro, Pink Peppers, Shannon Bryant Body Shop. Some Character sponsors have been with us for seven years now!

Junior Sponsors were: Tabby D’s, Chen’s Garden, InHAIRited Beauty Salon, Triple C Contracting, Salon Utopia, and Three Notch Chiropractic. Jen Nall was our chairman on the 2013 sponsorship committee. She did a fabulous job! Thank you so much, Jen Nall!

A special thanks to PowerSouth Energy, Wanda Woods, Fox 107.7, Marvin’s Building Materials, WAKA, WSFA, WTVY, Wells Fargo, Harold’s Furniture & Flooring, Pirates Graphics, B&B Inflatable’s Fun World. We are so lucky WAAO and The Andalusia Star-News help us so much every year promote our event.

Every year Chrissie Duffy from Chrissie Schubert’s Treats donates around 3,000 cookies for Cookies with Characters. She has always supported our event and she is very generous to us!

Thank you to all the young adults who were characters for us that day. They work in our costumes for hours. They are so good to volunteer

their time. We had more than 100 young adults this year for the characters.

Thank you to all of our committees:

• Characters and Show: Sonia and Dwight Criggers, Janna McGlamory, John Reid McGlamory, Kelly Stinson, Tammy Harper, Sarah Atkinson, Stephanie Boyd, Gary Buck (sound)

• Costume Alterations: Carol Polk, Jennifer Dansby, Amy Sewell, Joe and Joyce Sewell

• Toys: Emily Yehling

• PR: Brook Clark and Melissa Williams

• Refreshment Committee: Kim Brook, Janet and Toby Atkinson, Toni and Billy Douglas and Ginger Hitson

• Inflatable Entertainment: Jeff Grimes

• Balloon Artist: Curtis Simpson,

• Stage Designer: Myra Maddox

• Photographs: Memories by Monte.

Cookies with Characters is our biggest fund raiser of the year. It takes a lot of people to help put our event together. Hours and hours of time is donated by every one to make this day special. Seven years ago we started this fun filled day hoping it would go over and it has gone beyond are dreams. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Wewill see you next year Cookies with Characters Feb 22, 2014!


Kiley Spears was the coordinator of the 2013 Cookies with Characters.