Home Education Association
Established in 1984
Cookie Day FlyerFill out the form
at the bottom of
P.O. Box 10013
Jackson TN. 38308
Rally Day is the most important Home School event of the year and NO Home Schooler should miss it. Rally Day provides home schoolers with the opportunity to meet the people who make the laws that affect our lives as well as providing a united front before the Legislators and Representatives. And the cookies play an important part of this amazing event.
If you don't bake we can still use your help. Because we are gathering cookies from all over West Tennessee we need drop off locations for the cookies. On April 3, 2017, we need volunteers to help us bag the cookies for the trip to Nashville.
If you can:
*Help bake cookies for this event*
*Be a cookie drop-off*
*Help bag cookies*
Call 731-784-8117 or fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
What is Cookie Day?
On Cookie Day we gather the 180 dozen cookies that have been baked by home school families from all over West Tennessee for Rally Day. Volunteers then assemble bags with a variety of one dozen cookies in each bag. Then the cookies are transported to Nashville for Rally Day.
Cookies for Rally Day... why?
I can not stress enough the importance of this event.
Home schoolers from all over Tennessee join together to bring a positive image of home education to our lawmakers. By doing so, we corporately bring a strong message to those who make our laws that we are a large voting block and that home education is thriving in Tennessee. We also remind them that the rights of parents guaranteed by our state laws must be protected. Besides holding our lawmakers accountable, it is also important that we show our appreciation for their support and to say, “Thank you.”
One of the many ways we do this is by hosting a Capitol Hill Rally and Reception Day
(Rally Day). On Rally Day we, the home schoolers of TN, invite the legislators to visit with us as we present a program highlighting our children's skills and achievements. Honoring the legislators who have been instrumental in protecting our freedoms is an integral part of the program. After the rally, we treat them to a lunch reception. Following the reception, home school families and support groups from all over Tennessee deliver beautiful gift bags of fresh cookies to every office on Capitol Hill. Receiving the cookies and meeting the home schoolers who deliver them is one of our representatives’ favorite parts of Rally Day. This is a personal touch that our civil servants anticipate and appreciate each year. This is why we bake 180 dozen cookies each year and package them so nicely the Monday before Rally Day.
Please use your best creative baking skills and help us gather an assortment of cookies for Cookie Day.
- Home baked cookies that don’t crumble easily and ship well are needed.
- Cookies should be packed in zip lock bags or the equivalent of.
- Label the bag with the type of cookie your name and contact information.
- Drop off cookies by Monday, April 3, 2017, before 9:00 a.m. Call (731)784-8117 for the closest drop-off location.
If you would like to volunteer to be a drop-off location for your area, just fill out the form below. Drop-off locations inside and outside Jackson area are needed. We need the cookies to be delivered to Woodland Baptist Church by 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 3, 2017.
Gift bag preparation: Gift bags are assembled at
Woodland Baptist Church
365 Wallace Road, Jackson, TN.
We will begin bagging at 9:15 a.m. If you can help bag the cookies call (731) 784-8117. or fill out the form bellow.
Thank you for all you do to help keep homeschooling legal!
(c) copyright 2011 West Tennessee Home Education Association
Monday, April 3, 2017
We need your help baking cookies for Rally Day.