Wintertide Cookie Walk to Benefit Highland Rescue Squad

Do you love a huge assortment of Christmas cookies but have no time to bake them? Then the Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad has the answer for you.

The  Squad will be holding its First Annual Christmas Cookie Walk during Wintertide in Monterey on Saturday, December 5th, 8:00am – 1:00pm (while supplies last), at the Word of Faith Church.

Grab a box and glove and “walk” around all the tables filled and overflowing with 1000’s of freshly baked cookies. When you finish with your selections, a volunteer will weigh and wrap your box. All cookies, candies and small treats are the same price and sold by the pound. The Squad recommends you come early for the best selection as favorites will go fast. They will also be providing still warm, baked to order, chocolate chip, peanut butter and monster cookies straight from the oven for sale by the dozen, as well as free coffee and hot chocolate.

You can also take advantage of free blood pressure screenings for those interested (no purchase necessary)

If you cannot make it to the walk, but still want to help, the Squad will also be accepting cookie and treat donations the evening before the event on Friday, Dec. 4 from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Church. Any homemade cookies are welcomed, although family favorites and Christmas themed preferred. Small treats such as candy and fudge are would be appreciated as well. They ask that individual treats are not much larger than an average to large sized cookie as they are all sold by weight. It is not necessary to pre-package cookies or treats, unless you’d like to help display them on a platter. Please list ingredients for reference for those with allergies.

For more information, contact Dawn Varner at  540-468-2295 or

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Scott Smith

Scott Smith is the General Manager for Allegheny Mountain Radio and Station Coordinator and News Reporter for WVLS. Scott’s family has deep roots in Highland County. While he did not grow up here, he spent as much time as possible on the family farm, and eventually moved to Highland to continue the tradition, which he still pursues with his cousin. Unfortunately, farming doesn’t pay all the bills, so he has previously taken other jobs to support his farming hobby, including pressman/writer for The Recorder, and Ag Projects Coordinator for The Highland Center. He lives in Hightown with wife Michelle and son Ethan. In his spare time, he wishes he had more spare time, especially to ride his prized Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

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