Cookies for charity

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MINOT, N.D. - Local junior leaders are not making sweet treats for Santa.

"Today we're making cookies for cookiemas tomorrow, a cookie tasting contest for charity," said Sarah Kolnes, Junior Optimists Club Vice President.

This is the second year the Minot Junior Optimists Club is throwing its Cookiemas fundraiser.

The event gives the community a chance to taste 14 cookies for a good cause.

"Pick which cookie taste the best and the cookie that wins is the charity that we donate the proceeds to," said Kolnes.

"As a nonprofit, we form a lot off of tuition rates and donations and so this would be great," said Kelsey Kittleson, Caleb's Clubhouse Program Director.

Optimist club members say it is a fun "Christmassy" way to give back to the community.

"It's a fun way to involve Christmas and also helping the community and there's lots of cookies. So, cookies are always good," said Kolnes.

If you're looking for a way to give during this giving season you might want to take a bite out of Cookiemas.

Cookiemas kicks off tomorrow, Saturday December 9th, at the Sleep Inn from 2 to 5 pm. Adults are $3, students are $2, and children five and under are free.