The Waynesville Women's Club's gingerbread cookies are always a hit but after a year of Apple n' Pork Festival-goers not being able to go get them, the demand for the cookies in 2021 was at an all-time high.
The cookies were sold out before noon on Sunday and Patty Klemm on the Saturday of Apple n' Pork weekend said they sold 6,000 cookies with only 1,000 to sell for Sunday. She indicates the process of preparation starts in March.
Klemm says they use the funds raised from the Apple n' Pork Festival to support the community of Waynesville. Coming up, the Women's Club is focusing on improving a baseball/softball field in the community.
According to Klemm, last year the Waynesville Women's Club held a scaled-down sale of cookies around the holidays. She says it certainly was not as big as the Apple n' Pork Festival but they felt fortunate to do something.
Klemm indicates the Waynesville Women's Club can make it through an entire year of supporting the community. She says they try to support groups like the fire department and others.