Unit Happenings

Unit 54 Luke Airmen Cookie Drive

Barbara Dunson

Before dawn, and even into the late hours of evening, the ovens were on and set for 375. Bakers were baking dozens and dozens of scrumptious edibles for our Luke airmen. Along with homemade cookies were dozens of white-chocolate covered pretzels from Patti Klepinger, four different kinds of biscotti (brandy spiced with almonds, toasted almond, anise sambuca, and spiced brandy fruitcake walnut) from Joette Corriere Lookabaugh, and Bette Sloat made a purchase of chocolate chip cookies from Costco. There were also four dozen chocolate chip cookies homemade by Kathy Cheek. The King family (Ashlyn, Jake, Max, Victoria, Paige, lil-Rocky, Raina, Rocky, Mark, Hanney, and Nannie) baked two dozen peanut butter, two dozen chocolate chip, and a dozen sugar cookies. Six dozen Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (minus two cups) were from Kay Stone, three dozen snickerdoodles from the writer of this article, four dozen ginger snaps and one dozen peppermint cookies baked by Pat Gray, and two dozen sugar and two dozen thumb prints and marshmallow treats from bakers Beth Kelly and Nancy Popenhagen. Now you know my dining table is full with many scrumptious bakery items. And it’s not over yet! Judy Kettlewell just rang the bell with four dozen peanut butter cookies, and for the final delivery 12 dozen spritz cookies from Michelle Moskos. What a selection!

It is gratifying to know there are such caring neighbors in Unit 54 supporting our service members at Luke Air Force Base. The hours spent planning, shopping, and baking deserves 375 attabakers!

Unit 62B Luke Air Holiday Contributions

Lin Ochs

A big thank you to the many generous 62B residents (and one Unit 61 resident!) who made the holidays much merrier for some families at Luke Air Force Base (AFB). Receipts totaling $2,500 were used to purchase gift cards and base exchange certificates. These were presented to MSgt Kirk O’Dell of the Luke AFB Family Services group. Family Services distributed the cards on Dec. 18 to vetted Air Force families for gifts and food this season.

This is the third year that 62B has shown extraordinary charity from big-hearted neighbors. It is heart-warming to imagine the joy these contributions will bring to the airmen and their families.