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Looking for Cookies

March 31, 2014 by Randy Keck

Kathy Chruscielski/The Community NewsThe Cook of the Week mascot is gearing up for cookie runs for the Moritz Ride for Heroes on April 19.

The Ride for Heroes needs about 200 dozen cookies.

Home-baked are preferable, but bakery cookies are OK. No pre-packaged store-bought cookies, please. If possible, cookies should be bagged by the dozen. They can be dropped off at The Community News, 203 Pecan, Aledo or we can pick them up. Cookies should be ready the week of April 14, but no later than April 17. For questions or “Cookie Commitments,” call Loydale Schmid at The Community News - 817-441-7661.


Since its inception in 2003, the Moritz Ride for Heroes has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local first responders, law enforcement and school organizations.

Over those years traditions have developed that are unique to the local bike ride. One of those has been the rest stops, which have become not just places to get a breather, but areas where students and organizations provide entertainment and snacks. The rest stops are creatively decorated for the riders but also for the goal of winning the first place award. The Community News judges the rest stops, and the winning organization receives an additional cash prize from the ride.

In 2010, Aledo band parents added fresh-baked cookies to their rest stop in Willow Park. Donna Smith, who was the ride director, said the cookies were a big hit with the riders! A new tradition was born. The next year Donna Smith and Kay Davis rallied up volunteers to cook fresh baked cookies for all of the rest stops. It took a lot of work and coordinating but they succeeded in their dream of providing all the rest stops with cookies. They have jointly continued one of the favorite traditions of the ride.

Beginning this year The Community News along with Le Peep has adopted the role of the cookie coordinator to collect the cookies from the community. The ride’s goal is 200 dozen fresh-baked cookies. Cook of the Week mascot LePeep has spiffed up his bicycle, and looks forward to seeing what kinds of cookies our readers can provide for the ride.

Bakers are encouraged to bake one to 10 dozen cookies, or more.

Please send contact information with amount of cookies you would like to bake to lschmid@community-news.com or call 817-441-7661.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, March 3

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Waxahachie JV Tournament at Waxahachie Country Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats at Crowley, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Crowley at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Wednesday, March 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity Orange at Glen Rose Invitational at Squaw Valley Golf Course Links Course.

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Boswell
    Aledo Middle School at Stephenville

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Brock at Brock High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, March 6

  • Aledo Varsity at Chisholm Trail Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at Bearcat Brawl at Split Rail Links and Golf Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Burleson at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *Senior Night & District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 9

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

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