The Boro Cookie Bash brings together two things the people of Murfreesboro love, nonprofits and eating.
The inaugural Boro Cookie Bash will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 at Murfreesboro's palace to fresh-baked cookies, DoubleTree Hotel on Old Fort Parkway. Proceeds raised at the event will benefit Mid-Cumberland Meals on Wheels.
"What's more perfect than a homemade cookie? One you don't have to bake yourself that benefits a great cause," organizer Leslie Russell Yost said.
The Boro Cookie Bash is a twist on the traditional cookie swap. Instead of baking up a couple dozen of your favorite cookies, you will take home a baker's dozen made by local bakeries and restaurants. Host tables will be filled with full-sized tasty treats for attendees to collect in their Boro Cookie Bash boxes.
And you can't have cookies without milk. All ticket holders will also receive two pints of (soon to be world-famous) MTSU Dairy milk, one chocolate and one white.
Of course, there will be a Boro Cookie Bash Signature Cocktail at the cash bar, as well as complimentary coffee.
There will be festive tunes, holiday characters, like Iced Mocha the Reindeer and the glamorous Mrs. Claus, select local boutiques and artisans will have items to purchase, and, the Cookie Bakers will also have additional prepackaged items for purchase.
There's also an option for pets. Attendees may also purchase Santa's Little Helper Treat Boxes to fill with dog treats provided by local pet boutiques and treat bakers. Additional Santa's Little Helper Boxes will be delivered to Meals on Wheels recipients with pets.
The Bash is free to attend, but a Boro Cookie Bash box is $25, Santa's Little Helper Boxes are $15.
All funds raised by the event will go to Mid-Cumberland Meals on Wheels.
Nearly one of five Tennessee seniors are hunger insecure. It is estimated that 30 percent of seniors will choose between food and medicine.
Meals on Wheels helps make those decisions easier by delivering hot meals, which were planned by a registered dietitian and prepared in a commercial kitchen, to seniors' homes.
Volunteers deliver the meals and take great care to place food in proper storage. Each meal site must pass the Health Department's rigorous cleanliness and safety inspections. Sixty is the minimum age for meal service.
In Rutherford County, the program's 184 volunteers served 55,884 meals to 503 clients last year. In addition to nutritious food, volunteers also deliver Nourishing Notes, which encourages community members to write notes of encouragement to seniors we deliver with the meals.
Find more information at BoroCookieBash.com.