Mary Jane Schmitz, left, and Gloria Monson help pack 14,000 chocolate chip cookies into boxes Monday at Peace Lutheran Church in New London. The cookies will be sent to troops in Afghanistan in honor of Pfc. Ryane Clark. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange
Cookies to be flown to U.S. troops deployed to Afghanistan following Ryane Clark funeral
NEW LONDON -- The word "unbelievable" was uttered repeatedly as volunteers showed up Monday morning at Peace Lutheran Church in New London and saw tables overflowing with chocolate chip cookies.
Bags, boxes, tins and ice cream buckets full of chocolate chip cookies were stacked three and four deep on tables and on the floor.
The aroma in the room was amazing.
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