Get out those dusty cookbooks and veganize your favorite holiday cookie recipes to share with friends!! Bake as many batches as you want to swap out with others and attach a recipe card. Come with your own container to load up with cookies to enjoy through the season. Bring a holiday seasonal milk (soy, coconut, or almond) to share (optional). Rum will be on hand. Host will provide light snacks and non-alcoholic drinks.
TOY/KIDS' CLOTHING EXCHANGE is being added to this event!! If you are sick of buying so much every year, bring some toys that your kids no longer play with (or clothes they can no longer wear) and put them in the "store" we will have set up. Then, you will get to "go shopping" to see if there are any clothes and/or toys you, your family, or your friends can use this next year. This is a great way to cut down on waste, reduce consumerism while bringing joy at the same time!! If you are going to be shopping for kids, please let us know the ages of the kiddos!! Thanks!
****THERE WILL BE GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS AVAILABLE****
Please bring an empty container for you to be able to go around the cookie aisle and "collect" your goodies to take home!!
Friends coming to the cookie exchange: I want to let you know that Peaceful Prairie out in Deer Trail has experienced some major setbacks with this recent deep freeze we have been in. I will have a DONATION JAR/BASKET specifically to collect anything you can spare that evening. This is not mandatory by any means, but I just want to have it available for people to drop in come cash or checks if the spirit moves you. All collected will be mailed out to the Deer Trail office Monday morning. ANY AMOUNT can help this sanctuary. They can do amazing things with every dollar contributed, so even your spare change will add ot our overall contribution!! Here is a recent message from their office:
PLEASE HELP! The record-breaking freeze has been wreaking havoc on the sanctuary. The main well and cistern for all the barns froze, broke, and then flooded the well house up to the electrical outlets, which then fried the electrical system for all the barns.
We've been working round the clock in 22 below zero temperatures to truck water up to the animals, run back-up electricity to the barns, and do everything in our power to keep the 200+ rescued residents safe through this unprecedented arctic cold we're experiencing.
Sanctuary operating costs usually triple in the winter months, but this past week alone will account for a tenfold increase in expenses.
We will NOT let the animals down, but we urgently need your help so we can pay for all of the additional services, repairs, vet bills, and other emergency measures that need to be taken.
Please visit our fundraising page and Help us raise the desperately needed Emergency Funds!