Groups Partner In Christmas in July Christmas Cookie Recipe Exchange

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Staff at Lake Anita State Park, the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce and Healthy Cass County are hosting a Christmas Cookie Recipe Exchange

CASS COUNTY - Celebrate Christmas in July by joining in the Cass County Christmas Cookie Recipe Exchange. Staff at Lake Anita State Park, the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce and Healthy Cass County invite the public to share their favorite Christmas cookie recipes this July.

“We know people are doing a lot of COVID baking, and we want to celebrate Cass County’s love of Christmas by encouraging the sharing of favorite cookie recipes this summer,” commented Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bailey Smith.

“We always celebrate Christmas in July at the Lake Anita campground,” commented Joshua Peach, Park Manager of Lake Anita State Park. “This year we’re encouraging campers to also share favorite Christmas cookie recipes. Bonus points if they can be made over a campfire!”

Recipes will be shared on the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce website, the @HealthyCassCounty Facebook page, and in local newspapers.

How to submit a recipe:

Email, mail, or drop off the recipe in person to either the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce (kelsey@atlanticiowa.com, 102 Chestnut Street, Atlantic, Iowa 50022), or Cass County Wellness Coordinator Brigham Hoegh (bhoegh@iastate.edu, 805 W 10th Street, Atlantic Iowa 50022).

What to include in your recipe submission:

1. Dish name

2. Your name

3. Story about your recipe, if you have one to share.

4. Ingredients

5. Directions

When: Recipes are welcome through the end of July.

Who: Everyone in Cass County is welcome!

Lake Anita State Park celebrates Christmas in July on July 18. Campers are invited to decorate campsites in the spirit of Christmas, visit Santa at the popcorn shed at 7 p.m., and then watch the movie “Frozen 2” while judges view campsites to award prizes.

For more information on local wellness events or resources, follow Healthy Cass County on Facebook @HealthyCassCounty.