Old Mission Women's Club Cookie Raffle | Jane Boursaw Photo
Old Mission Women's Club Cookie Raffle | Jane Boursaw Photo
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UPDATE Dec. 15, 2020: The drawing is today, Dec. 15, so the raffle is now closed! Congrats to the lucky winners.

One tragic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic is that the Old Mission Women’s Club will not be holding their annual Fancy Christmas Cookie Sale this year.

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This is not only tragic for everyone who looks forward to those beautiful and delicious cookies each year, but also for the club, as most of their major fundraisers for the year have had to be canceled. This, in turn, affects all of the local non-profit groups that benefit from the club’s charitable giving.

However, all is not lost! Club President Janis Haine has organized an excellent alternative to the annual sale – a raffle! Five boxes of lovely holiday cookies will be raffled off to benefit the club’s charitible giving to local nonprofit groups.

Each box will contain five dozen – yes, five dozen – decorated sugar cookies and assorted other cookies, all crafted and baked by Janis, a professional caterer for the past 36 years.

You may have seen these beautiful boxes of cookies at the club’s cookie sale the past couple of years. Here’s Janis with a box last year.

Janis Haine with a box of cookies for the Old Mission Women's Club cookie sale on the Old Mission Peninsula, December 2019
Janis Haine with a sample of Christmas cookies for the Old Mission Women’s Club raffle, December 2019 | Jane Boursaw Photo


Click HERE to access the raffle’s entry form. Fill out your name, email, address and phone number, and submit payment via the links provided to PayPal or Square (which accepts most major credit cards).

Winners will be drawn December 15, 2020 (as there will be no cookie sale or gathering this year, you do not need to be present to win). The cookie boxes will be hand-delivered the week of Dec. 20 to each of the five winners. Tickets are $5 each or five tickets for $20.

If you have any questions, feel free to call Janis at (231) 223-7878 or (415) 577-1339.

Old Mission Women's Club Cookie Raffle | Jane Boursaw Photo
Old Mission Women’s Club Cookie Raffle | Jane Boursaw Photo

A NOTE FROM JANE: I started Old Mission Gazette in 2015 because I felt a calling to provide the Old Mission Peninsula community with local news. After decades of writing for newspapers and magazines like the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Family Circle and Ladies' Home Journal, I really just wanted to write about my own community where I grew up on a cherry farm and raised my own family. So I started my own newspaper.

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