Visit Community Blood Center (CBC) on Good Friday, April 6 and it will seem like you’re back home in mom’s kitchen, surrounded by the warm aroma of “nothin’ but lovin’ from the oven.” CBC- Dayton branch only – will be serving up just-baked cookies, fresh from the oven, to entice donors to help boost the blood supply before the long Easter weekend.
It’s not the usual cookies in the Donor Café, and not just any oven. CBC helpers will bake the cookies fresh in CBC’s brand new Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Oven, which makes its debut April 6 as a new way to celebrate special occasions in the Donor Café. The special occasion is “Fresh-Baked Cookie Day… A Good Friday to Give Blood.” Everyone who registers to donate can enjoy chocolate chip and butter sugar cookies fresh from the oven from 7 am to 4 pm at the CBC at 349 S. Main Street in Dayton.
The Otis Spunkmeyer oven is a hard-working, munchie machine that can churn out dozens of steaming cookies in less than 15 minutes. Donors will be invited to try both varieties (as well as the other Donor Café refreshments) and enjoy as many as they like. All donors will also receive the “Catch the Wave” insulated tumbler which is CBC’s gift to everyone who registers to donate now through April 14 at all CBC branches and most community drives. The Good Friday oven-fresh cookie day is a way to thank donors for taking time out from the busy holiday weekend to support CBC and all those in need of life-saving blood transfusions.