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Cookie Walk raises money for two organizations supporting people with disabilities

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Volunteers set out thousands of cookies Friday afternoon in preparation for Saturday's Cookie Walk. The event is organized by The Arc Cedar Valley, which is an advocacy for people with disabilities.

Shirley Fogleman got involved with the annual fundraiser when it first started 24 years ago because she had a son with special needs.

The Cookie Walk features cookies, candy, and even pet treats. It begins at 9 a.m. Saturday and goes until around 11:30 at North Star Community Services off University Avenue in Waterloo.

"Our biggest time is probably the first two hours, and we have so many regulars who get here early because want to get the good cookies," said Shirley Fogleman.

All the cookies are homemade with a Christmas theme. You choose which ones you want.

"They have a box with gloves and go through and pick what you want, and then we charge by the pound," said Fogleman.

The cookies cost $6 per pound and the candy is $8 per pound. All the proceeds are split between the Choice Program through Exceptional Persons Incorporated and North Star Community Services. Both organizations support people with disabilities.

'They request money from us, and we write a check. It's for extra things for the clients," said Shirley Fogleman.

The money allows the clients to take trips or do activities they otherwise couldn't afford. Organizers hope to raise around $4,000 from this year's Cookie Walk.

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