South San Francisco, CA June 29, 2018 By Guest Writer by Elizabeth Nisperos
COOKIE PACKAGING EVENT HAS A PACKAGE OF HAPPY VOLUNTEERS
Last June 26th from 3:30 to 5:00 pm, instead of encountering Sesame Street’s ‘cookie monster’, 35 happy and hardworking volunteers appeared at the Fire Dept. Station at 480 North Canal. Led by the enthusiastic and energetic coordinator Sheri Boles, Community Programs Manager of City South San Francisco, the July 4th Cookie Packaging event at Fire Station No. 61, Emergency Operations Center was a success.
The volunteers were a diverse group ranging from kids (Alex, Marco and dad Daniel), teenagers from the South San Francisco High, college students, adults and retirees. I sat at a table together with Gloria, Michael and Yen. Michael said that I was an ‘undercover reporter’. The assignment was to put blue and yellow cookies inside a plastic bag and close it with a red ribbon and card. We wore orange gloves to handle the cookies and the entire group did their job very well indeed.
Firefighters will distribute the cookies to residents of the Senior Smiles Program.
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