(La Porte, IN) - Attendance at the annual Cookie Walk in downtown La Porte over the weekend surpassed the number of those who came out for the event last year.
People, armed with cookie tins, visited more than 20 participating businesses from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday. Charity Hlavsa, President of the La Porte Small Business Coalition, said the rain held off until after the cookie walk was over.
“The temperatures were pretty good for walking around. You didn’t get too chilled. People were all having a good time,” she said.
Hlavsa said many children, and even grown-ups, seemed to have their pictures taken with Santa as well.
“We had a lot of adults taking pictures with Santa this year and that’s always fun to see when you can see the kid in people coming out at Christmastime,” she said.
Close to 300 cookie tins for attendees to place their cookies inside were purchased in advance for the event. Cookies were handed out at each of the participating businesses. The La Porte Small Business Coalition puts on the event.
Hlavsa is also the owner of Hot Spot Café where 25 percent more cookies were passed out than last year during the Cookie Walk.