Enfield Hooah – Doing Good Deeds in Our Community

December 5, 2017

Senator Kissel greets a constituent at the 2016 Wreaths Across America Convoy in Enfield

Throughout this holiday season I have been highlighting local organizations that work hard every day to help others within our North-Central Connecticut communities. This week I chose to spotlight the Enfield Hooah and the inspiring work they do.

For the past 8 years the Enfield Hooah has hosted a cookie drive to send cookies to our brave men and women overseas who spend the holiday season away from home. Every single cookie is donated, baked and brought by someone from Enfield or the surrounding towns. This year’s Cookies for Camouflage event included noteworthy totals which included 15 different addresses for 82 recipients which included 91 boxes with 1177 pounds of cookies shipped. Wow – now that is a lot of cookies and a lot of caring!

Being away from home during the holidays can be challenging at best, and I want to applaud the Enfield Hooah who just wrapped up their 2017 Cookie Drive! Mark your calendar and get your baking sheets ready for next year, as this drive is held every year on the Sunday immediately following Thanksgiving!

If you missed the cookie drive this year, don’t worry, the Enfield Hooah has another upcoming event. Each year the Enfield Hooah pitches in for the Wreaths Across America event. This year the event will take place at St. Patrick’s Cemetery – this is Enfield’s ninth year hosting this ceremony.  The formal ceremony will take place Saturday, December 16 at Noon.

If you can’t make the Saturday ceremony, there will also be a Wreaths Across America Delivery Convoy coming through Enfield. The convoy will begin at approximately 9:20 a.m. on Wednesday, December 13 through Enfield and will stop at Parkman Elementary School for a short ceremony.

Whether it is Cookies for Camouflage or Wreaths Across America, the Enfield Hooah is always busy making sure our men and women in uniform get the admiration they deserve. If you have any questions or want to get involved, contact Lori Gates at [email protected] or follow them on Facebook under “Enfield Hooah”.