Monday, December 1, 2008

December Support Group Activities

Akron Support Group

December 14 Cookie exchange and holiday craft. We will meet in classroom D at Akron Children's Hospital at 2-4 on Sunday December 14. Please let Therese know if you are coming and how many so we have enough craft materials.

Gluten Free Cookie Exchange
If you would like to participate in the cookie exchange please bring 2 dozen ready to share packets of cookies. Put several cookies each in small baggies or cling wrap. For each 2 dozen you bring you should get 2 dozen back. Please also bring a copy of your recipe for everyone to check ingredients for other allergies.

If you email your recipe to Therese at in advance I will make copies for everyone. (Along with Risa's bread recipe)

The craft for the children will have a holiday theme. Please let me know the number of children attending so we have enough craft materials.

Greater Cleveland Celiac Association CSA Chapter #50 upcoming events:

Next Support Group Meeting

Our Annual Cookie Exchange Meeting
This Sunday

at Parma Community Hospital at 2 PM

Our cookie exchange meeting is one of the most anticipated and talked about meetings of the year-you will not want to miss it!

Sunday-December 7th2:00 PM
Parma Community Hospital - in the Nelson Auditorium 7007 Powers Blvd (off Ridge Rd ) Parma
If you need specific directions--Please go to

This is a wonderful opportunity to bake only one or 2 kinds of cookies, but to go home with a variety of different flavors and shapes.
Why bake dozens of different kinds of cookies for the upcoming Holidays when you could just bake one kind of cookies and enjoy 12 different kinds? How? See below...

How does the Cookie Exchange work you ask?
1. Bring a minimum of 2-4 ­ dozen gluten free cookies that you have baked or candies that you have created.
Bring as many cookies you choose (… the more you bring the more you take home!)

2. Place your cookies in Ziploc or Glad sandwich bags-2-6 cookies/candies per bag (depending on size)

3. Bring about 2-3 dozen copies of the recipe
**Please put your name on the recipe incase people have questions**

4. An extra container will be needed to place your new cookie collection in.
5. The number of people participating determines how many of each cookie you can take home with you.
6. Take cookies home to share, to eat, or to
freeze for later enjoyment!
Please RSVP
Especially if you plan to participate
E-Mail Cindy with any questions: and to RSVP

Don’t miss this chance to share delicious gluten-free treats with your celiac friends.

Please bring some extra cookies to have at the meeting for snack
Enjoy! Happy Holidays!!!

********************** If cookies are not your thing you can still attend the meeting. Please bring your favorite gluten free side dish, salad, or dessert to share along with 2 dozen copies of the recipe if possible. Please include any brand names of ingredients, if available, to help those with multiple sensitivities.

Topic: Getting through the Holidays staying gluten free
and not going crazy!
Bring any questions you may have regarding the gluten free diet.
We will also be discussing any gluten free products you have found to be especially good or bad since our last meeting.
E-Mail Cindy with any questions:
Come ready to share your thoughts, take notes, and enjoy gluten free food & friends!

Future events- mark your calendars if you have not already done so
December 7, 2008 -Sunday
Our annual Cookie Exchange meeting at Parma Community Hospital

January 11, 2009 -Sunday
Our first meeting of the New Year - Bread Baking Event – At the Solon Library

I look forward to seeing you
Sunday, December 7, at Parma Hospital

Everyone is welcome!
We encourage family members - especially of the newly diagnosed to attend.
Please RSVP as soon as possible by e-mail to:
-or- by phone to Cindy at 440-248-6671 Thanks. See you there. ~ Cindy
Please forward this e-mail to anyone who may be interested in attending any of our events...
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