Wildflower students: ‘Drop cookies, not bombs!’

International Day of Peace celebrated with treats on Baker St.

Students from Wildflower roamed around Baker St. during the International Day of Peace on Wednesday

“Drop cookies, not bombs!”

That was the message Felix Barron, a Grade 8 student at Wildflower, wanted to share with the community on Wednesday morning as he roamed Baker St. with his classmates sharing cookies with passersby.

“We thought we’d do a random act of kindness for International Peace Day and hand out cookies,” Barron told the Star. “A lot of people made them at home — some families made like four dozen — and we actually made 422 cookies overall.”

And what kinds were on offer?

“We have shortbread, some chocolate chip, sugar cookies, oatmeal raisin — we’ve got all kinds.”

Another message written on one of the notes that accompanied the treats: “Peace is Sweet!”

 

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