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Operators share their best holiday special event photos.

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Every December, dining services  invites not only students, faculty and staff but also the local community to join it in baking Christmas cookies. Participants decorate and design their own cookies, which they can take home or donate to 18 local charitable organizations. Last year, 22 campus departments participated, and  more than 495 dozen cookies were donated.

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