University of Montana Dining Services will host the 15th annual Great UM Christmas Cookie Cook-Off from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Food Zoo. Members of the UM community are invited to the “The Polar Express”-themed event to spread holiday cheer by baking and decorating cookies.
Attendees may bring up to half of the cookies they bake home with them after the cook-off, and the other half will be donated to a local youth home, senior home, group shelter or other nonprofit. Annually, about 3,600 cookies are donated to 16 local charities, with more than 29 campus departments participating in the festivities.
The cook-off is open to students, faculty and staff with an active Griz Card, their families and friends. UDS will supply personnel and facilities, and Sysco Food Services of Montana will donate the cookie dough and decorations.
In addition to cookie baking, there also will be beverages, music and a children’s play area. Monte is expected to drop by to add to the excitement, and Santa will join in the party from 5 to 6 p.m.
For more information call UDS Creative Director Jerry O’Malley at 406-243-6433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.