A sunny day welcomed hundreds of participants as they hit the sidewalks of Uptown Westerville on Saturday, March 3rd for the first ever Uptown Cookie Walk.
Courtesy of the generous donation from Westerville-based Cheryl’s Cookies, families and friends alike were greeted with smiles, and a Cheryl’s cookie, at each of the 24 stops along the route through historic Uptown Westerville. In addition to a couple dozen cookies, ticket holders received a “passport” map of the route, a tote bag to carry their treats, and several participating businesses handed out coupons, candy, and even a sample of champagne.
As an incentive to visit all stops on the passport, a handful of Northstar Cafe gift cards were raffled off for anyone that returned to the check-in desk with a full slate of signatures from each business. The majority of participants returned with a completed passport and had nothing but good things to say about the event.Whether it was surpassing the 3,000 step mark on a FitBit or perusing a local shop they’ve never visited before, participants enjoyed the day out with family or friends. Several mentioned grabbing lunch at Jimmy V’s or the newest restaurant on the block, Barrel & Boar, for a savory snack to go with their sweet treat.
Between the weather, cookies, and positive vibes radiating through Uptown, the inaugural edition of the Uptown Cookie Walk was a resounding success, but the best part of the day wasn’t the event. All proceeds from the Walk are being donated to the memorial that will be constructed in honor of two of Westerville’s finest:Officer Eric Joering and Officer Anthony Morelli.The Westerville community has rallied around the unspeakable tragedy of these two heroes making the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Uptown Westerville, Inc. is honored to support their memory.
Thank you to all of the participating business, walkers, and volunteers that made the Uptown Cookie Walk a success!