These two Sterling women are looking for help to make cookies for our troops. The goal is to provide some holiday spirit to members of the military who can’t be home. Cookies For Our Troops was organized last year by Gloria Williams and Pam Beyer of Sterling. “I was having lunch awhile back (August 2016) with Gloria and her son, TSgt. Anthony Williams of the U.S. Air Force and I asked if we could bake cookies and make other treats for him and the members of the unit at the base he was stationed at,” said Beyer. “He said they would be great.” Last year the ladies baked the cookies in their homes. This year they will be using commercial ovens at KitchenIncubator of NW Illinois, 174 Industrial Dr., Sterling. On Dec. 2 they will be mixing and baking the cookies. On Dec. 3 they will be packing all the gift boxes with cookies and then on Dec. 4, all the packaged cookies will be placed in a shipping container. The two women will only accept monetary donations if an arrangement has been made with Williams. She can be reached at 815-626-6725. The project was started because many soldiers can’t make it home during the Christmas/holiday season, according to the two women. “Here we are in our second year of this great project,” Beyer said. For more information about Cookies For Our Troops, go to uswps.com/CFOT. For more information on KitchenIncubator, go to kitcheninconwil.org.