KI Li­brary wins Golden Cookie Award

Record Observer - - Arts & Community -

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.

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