CHEYENNE – The Mayor’s Youth Council and Special Friends program will host a cookie decorating activity from 1-2:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Paul Smith Children’s Village, 710 S. Lions Park Drive.

Children and their parents are invited to join members of the Youth Council and Special Friends in decorating holiday cookies, coloring pictures and participating in children’s holiday games. Cookies, frosting and decorations will be provided. There is no charge to attend the event.

Now in its 19th year, the Mayor’s Youth Council is comprised of high school-age students and aims to increase the involvement of Cheyenne’s youth in city government and the community at large.

Special Friends is a mentor program that provides adult volunteers for youth ages 6 to 14 in the community who need a positive role model to help them navigate life’s challenges.

Both are programs of the city of Cheyenne and the Office of Youth Alternatives. The mission of Youth Alternatives is to intervene in the lives of young people at an impressionable stage in their emotional growth and development, when positive behaviors are more easily formed.

For more information on the cookie decorating event, the Mayor’s Youth Council or Special Friends, call Jan Spires at 307-637-6251.

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