KI Library wins Golden Cookie Award
STEVENSVILLE — The Historic Stevensville Arts and Entertainment District’s fourth annual Cookie Walk was held Dec. 3, and the Kent Island Librar y earned the bragging rights from now until this time next year with the Golden Cookie Award.
As part of promoting historic Stevensville as an Art and Entertainment District, events are held year round to bring locals and visitors to the area. Participating businesses within historic Stevensville compete by baking their favorite cookie recipes.
Visitors were invited to follow the cookie trail from business to business, sampling cookies as they went along. Each customer was encouraged to vote for their favorite cookie, with one dollar equaling one vote. Funds raised in the Cookie Walk benefit the A & E District. The purpose is to raise awareness for the A & E district, fundraise and bring people into the local businesses.
At the end of the cookie walk, the business that raised the most money was announced as the winner of the Golden Cookie Award. This year’s winner was Queen Anne’s County Library, Stevensville Branch.
The winning cookies were chocolate chip vegan cookies contributed by Elaine Conway, youth service manager at the library, and traditional chocolate chip cookies made by Julie Ranelli, branch manager. Both cookies were featured at the library and essentially the winning recipes overall, said Ashley Chenault, Queen Anne’s interim tourism development manager.
“Congratulations to the winners,” said Chenault, “The event was successful in raising money [several hundred dollars] for A&E, and the library will reign as the Golden Cookie Awardee through November 2017.”
Following the Cookie Walk there was a festive musical performance by Broadneck High School held at Historic Christ Church. The musical performances included holiday vocal solos, violin and piano selections and a trumpet soloist.
Nancy Cook, Stevensville Arts and Entertainment District Chairman and Elaine Conway, youth services librarian, who baked the winning vegan chocolate chip cookies. Julie Ranelli, branch manager (not pictured) made chocolate chip cookies.