Recently, the Fernandina Beach Rotary Club welcomed Theresa Hamilton, owner of the Fairbanks House B&B, who spoke to the club about this year’s Amelia Island Bed and Breakfast Holiday Cookie Tour.  Hamilton explained that originally the local B&Bs had hosted a much anticipated and very successful holiday tour.  However, with the poor economy six of the ten local B&Bs closed, so the tour was discontinued.  Then, four years ago the B&Bs – now numbering eight – created the holiday cookie tour.  This year’s tour will take place on Saturday November 17 from 12-5 p.m..  Each inn will not only be decked out for the holiday season, but will offer tour guests a signature cookie and the recipe for that cookie.  Recipe books of all the cookies available for sample will also be on sale.  Proceeds of the tour and recipe book sales supplement the B&B’s advertising costs and will also benefit Micah’s Place.  For more information about the tour, visit the B&Bs website at