The Newark American Legion Auxiliary hosted its fifth annual cookie drive for the LaSalle Veterans Home on Dec. 11. Family and friends of the auxiliary were asked to drop off two dozen cookies to make up serving platters for the LaSalle Veterans Home's annual Christmas party. The goal was to collect 50 dozen cookies for the party. The support was overwhelming – more than 100 dozen cookies were dropped off. Platters were made up for area nursing homes, the Newark Senior Center, PADS, Yorkville Food Pantry, Sheridan Food Pantry and Caring Hands. Pictured with the cookies are Cheri Stewart, auxiliary president; Susan Scully, director of the LaSalle Veterans Home; and Karen Reibel, treasurer of the auxiliary.