Cookie Trail set for this weekend

At each location on the Cookie Trail, participants will receive a stamp on their map to show they visited that location.

The 2nd Annual Bonne Terre Cookie Trail is set for this Friday and Saturday and everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy the event.

The Fancy Crow Owner Shari House said they are excited for this year’s cookie trail and there will be several events going on during the two-day event.

“At 9 a.m. Friday, Handicraft will be giving tours of the factory, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Bonne Terre Fire Department will also be giving tours of the fire department,” said House. “From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the historic St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will have tours by the Bonne Terre Historical Society and there will be a second Handicraft tour at 1 p.m.”

House said on Saturday there will be tours again of the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church from 10 to 10:30 a.m. and at the fire department from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Also from 1 to 2 p.m. Mathew McFarland will be playing the organ at the First Congregational Church and there will also be Shepard House tours from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“There will also be a Veterans Day Ceremony Saturday morning at 11 a.m. at the park across from the post office,” said House. “They are going to do a flag raising, a talk about the history of Veterans Day, there will be music and bagpipes playing.”

House said the cookie trail map stops will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days and the maps are free this year.

“So far we have 11 businesses who are map stops, which means people can pick up their map at one of those stops and they will receive a map, a bag and a cookie,” said House. “They will also get their map stamped and once they receive 10 stamps out of the 11 places, they can turn in their map at the last stop and they will entered into a drawing for one of three prizes.”

House said this year’s prizes are $250, $150 and $100 in Bonne Terre Bucks, which can be spent at any of the businesses that are participating in the Bonne Terre Cookie Trail this year.

“Our sponsors this year are the Bonne Terre Chamber of Commerce, First State Community Bank, A-1 Homecare and Adult Daycare, Save-A-Lot and Turkey Holler Bed and Breakfast,” House said. “If we didn’t have those sponsors, we wouldn’t be able to offer the prizes that we have.”

Maps can be picked up at Bonne Terre Save-A-Lot, Centenary United Methodist Church, Community Chest Thrift Store, First Congregational Church, First State Community Bank, Hairitage Salon, Leadbelt Golf Club, Pharmax Pharmacy, Route 67 Flea Market, The Fancy Crow or Turkey Holler Bed & Breakfast.

Renee Bronaugh is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3617 or



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