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U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Teresa Rigby, a legal services specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, takes boxes of baked goods back to her unit with other Marines during the annual cookie drop event at MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina, Dec. 16, 2019. The cookie drop organized by Carteret County’s Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee, donates baked goods to the Marines and Sailors on duty at the air station. Elementary school students from Carteret County made unique Christmas cards in the boxes to wish the service members a happy holiday season. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Micha Pierce)

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Coming in hot with the cookie drop!

16 Dec 2019 | Cpl. Micha Pierce Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Roughly 150 residents of Carteret County donated 39 boxes of baked goods this year to the Marines and Sailors on duty at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, Dec. 16, 2019. The annual cookie drop has been organized by Carteret County’s Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee (MAC) for almost 18 years. It all started after the Carteret County’s MAC was inspired by another event at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejuene, North Carolina.

“Seeing their faces when we bring the cookies in is one of my favorite parts about today,” said Mr. Bob Upchurch, a member of the Carteret County MAC and a retired U.S. Army Colonel. “The next best part is seeing their faces when they see the cards the kids put in the boxes.”

Elementary school students from all around Carteret County made unique Christmas cards in the boxes to wish the service members a happy holiday season.


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