Doubletree will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its cookie by handing out the treats in downtown Tucson Wednesday.

Tucson mayor Bob Walkup will proclaim Wednesday, July 20, 2011 as Doubletree Chocolate Chip Cookie Day.

And the hotel chain's Cookie CAREavan will visit downtown Tucson and give away cookies Wednesday morning.

From 8 to 9:30 a.m., the CAREavan will be parked at the Jacome Plaza at Pennington and Stone.

The van will then move to the Tucson Convention Center, next to Granada Avenue, from 10 to 11 a.m.

Cookies will be given away while supplies last.

The event is part of a nationwide tour to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the hotel's chocolate chip cookie.

Here is the mayor's proclamation:

WHEREAS, the chocolate chip cookie represents a warm welcome and hospitality for neighbors, friends and travelers; and

WHEREAS, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of its signature chocolate chip cookie with a nationwide Cookie CAREavan tour that includes special celebrations with people from across our nation; and

WHEREAS, the CAREavan Tour is part of the hotelier’s Global Cookie CARE Campaign that will share more than 250,000 chocolate chip cookies with the public and local charities at special events in fifty major cities around the world, including the city of Tucson; and

WHEREAS, through simple acts of community service demonstrated by responsible businesses, adults and children alike are given a sense of pride and ownership in their community; and

WHEREAS, with its lessons in human kindness and hospitality, the Cookie CAREavan Tour seeks to build a moral society by developing a community of civil and caring citizens; and

WHEREAS, it is most fitting that the City of Tucson pause to recognize and commend the outstanding contributions made by DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels benefiting the people of this great city and travelers from around the world.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Robert E. Walkup, Mayor of the City of Tucson, Arizona, do hereby proclaim July 20, 2011, to be Doubletree “Chocolate Chip Cookie” Day in this community, and urge our residents to recognize this social responsibility and initiative that demonstrates how a simple, sweet act of kindness for others can enhance and improve the world in which we live.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Tucson to be affixed this 20th day of July, 2011.