Giving away cookies turned into a fun ride with local police for one student at Robert Gray Elementary last week. The boy’s mother Kyla Clarkston tells us after she ended up with some extra cookie dough from the school fundraiser, her son Treven wanted to bake and donate cookies to the local police department. Kyla tells KBKW “He wants to be a police officer when he gets older so he wanted to bake them for the officers.”
An understandable policy prevented Aberdeen Police from accepting unpackaged baked goods. Kyla said “So when they said they couldn’t I went to the Facebook group ‘Our Aberdeen‘ to see if there was [sic] any shelters or groups locally that would be able to accept them.”
Local business owner Sara Lock introduced Kyla to Hoquiam Police Sgt. Brian Dayton who said they would be happy to take the cookies, and did. Later that week Hoquiam Police called Kyla back, she recounts “We actually went back on Friday and we got to take a tour. He got to go in Sgt. Dayton’s vehicle we got to take a tour of the police department. He got to ask a bunch of questions and he had a very good time. It was nice to be able to see him light up like that, get all excited, and [see him] asking questions about stuff.” Kyla, a business owner herself, said that she’s new to the area and didn’t know many people when she reached out.
Kyla said 6-year-old Treven started Friday’s tour very shy, hiding behind mom, but by the end he was asking questions and planning his future behind the badge.
Treven in Sgt Dayton s police vehicle! Getting to turn on the lights and sirens!
Posted by Kyla Clarkston on Friday, November 6, 2015
By the way we also accepted baked goods, old food, and bad coffee.