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The Gananoque Reporter - - FRONT PAGE - LOR­RAINE PAYETTE For Post­media Net­work

An­gela Den­st­edt, owner of Tim Hor­ton’s Gananoque, re­sists the urge to be a cookie mon­ster as dec­o­ra­tors Mya, 4, and Trent Dick­son, 6, pre­pare cook­ies for sale dur­ing the an­nual Smile Cook­ies Days from Septem­ber 11-17. Cook­ies sell for $1 each with all pro­ceeds go­ing to the break­fast clubs at Lin­klater School, St. Joseph’s and Sweet’s Cor­ners.

Cook­ies for break­fast? Not ex­actly. But the pur­chase of a Smile Cookie from Tim Hor­tons can be a happy way to help give kids that ex­tra nu­tri­tional boost at the be­gin­ning of a full day of learn­ing.

“It is hard to be­lieve we’ve al­ready passed sum­mer and into fall,” said An­gela Den­st­edt, owner of Gananoque’s Tim Hor­ton’s. “I hope each of you is en­joy­ing the sea­son as­much as we are here at Tim Hor­ton’s – Gananoque. Ev­ery­thing we do is only pos­si­ble be­cause of your com­mit­ment and sup­port for this pro­gram. Smile Cook­ies will be sold from Septem­ber 11 – 17, with this year’s pro­ceeds go­ing to Lin­klater School, St. Joseph’s and Sweet’s Cor­ners. Our pro­gram does make a dif­fer­ence for all the Break­fast Clubs in our lo­cal and sur­round­ing com­mu­nity.”

“We need a break­fast pro­gram for sit­u­a­tions where oth­er­wise com­pe­tent peo­ple are in dif­fi­culty and need a hand, and for those peo­ple who per­haps are not so in­de­pen­dent or com­pe­tent, or are in a long-term dif­fi­cult fi­nan­cial sit­u­a­tion,” said BruceMcLeod of the Lin­klater Break­fast Club in 2016. “There are many peo­ple like this in our area, and we want to live in a so­ci­ety that cares for all its mem­bers, not just the strong or wealthy.”

The so­cial­iza­tion at break­fast club goes a long way to help­ing stu­dents cope in their world – both in the class­room and in life out­side of school.

They learn good ta­ble man­ners, self-re­spect as well as re­spect for oth­ers, and how to be­have prop­erly in so­ci­ety in gen­eral. On the side, they learn good nu­tri­tional habits by eat­ing prop­erly.

Vol­un­teers from each of the three schools were de­lighted to come out and help put a smile into peo­ple’s day by dec­o­rat­ing the cook­ies with pink and blue ic­ing. It was the first time most had par­tic­i­pated in this type of ac­tiv­ity, and they were very care­ful to get it right.

“Cook­ies sell for $1 each,” said Den­st­edt. “All pro­ceeds go to the break­fast pro­gram to make sure kids get a great nu­tri­tional start to their day.”

While par­ents were al­lowed to give in­struc­tion, the ac­tual dec­o­rat­ing is done by the stu­dents them­selves, mak­ing each cookie fresh and unique.

Smiles are al­ways avail­able at Tim Hor­ton’s, but the cook­ies are only here for a lim­ited time. Be sure to get down and get yours be­fore it’s too late.

LOR­RAINE PAYETTE / FOR POST­MEDIA NET­WORK

Cookie dec­o­ra­torsMya, 4, andTrent Dick­son, 6, pre­pare cook­ies for sale dur­ing the an­nual Smile Cook­ies Days fromSeptem­ber 11-17. Cook­ies sell for $1 each with all pro­ceeds go­ing to the break­fast clubs at Lin­klater School, St. Joseph's and Sweet's Cor­ners.

LOR­RAINE PAYETTE / FOR POST­MEDIA NET­WORK

It’s hard to re­sist sam­pling your own work. Cookie dec­o­ra­tors Mya, 4, and Trent Dick­son, 6, pre­pared cook­ies for sale dur­ing the an­nual Smile Cook­ies Days from Septem­ber 11-17. Cook­ies sell for $1 each with all pro­ceeds go­ing to the break­fast clubs at Lin­klater School, St. Joseph's and Sweet's Cor­ners.

An­gela Den­st­edt, owner of Tim Hor­ton’s Gananoque, re­sists the urge to be a cookie mon­ster as dec­o­ra­tors Mya, 4, and Trent Dick­son, 6, pre­pare cook­ies for sale dur­ing the an­nual Smile Cook­ies Days from Septem­ber 11-17. Cook­ies sell for $1 each with all pro­ceeds go­ing to the break­fast clubs at Lin­klater School, St. Joseph's and Sweet's Cor­ners.

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