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Christmas cookies for coaches in Marshall

Christmas cookies for coaches in Marshall


Three years ago, FCA Southwest Area associate Robin Knudson had a modest Christmas goal for Marshall High School. 

"How do we bless our coaches?"

One of her board members had a sweet idea.

"Let's give them Christmas cookies!"

Fast forward three years, and 60 students recently gathered to decorate 200 cookies. 

And, naturally, the student-athletes turned it into a competition.

Marshall High School football coach Terry Bahlmann received one of the 35 plates.

"It is always a great surprise to receive the cookies," Bahlmann said. "As a football coach, you always appreciate cookies. Of course the cookies were very good also."

Senior Julia Marshall loves the tradition.

She plays tennis and softball, but she also is a manager for the basketball team.

"I don’t think our coaches get enough appreciation, especially around this time of year," Marshall said. "It’s important for us to show our appreciation towards them because they’ve done so much for us."

In previous years, the students handed coaches a book with the cookies. But this year, the coaches received a Christmas card with the signature of student-athletes and a "Save The Date" reminder for a banquet after the New Year.

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