Glitz, glamour, and Girl Scout Cookies
come together for the Girl Scouts
of Kansas Heartland’s fourth annual
Cocktails & Cookies, a “fun-raising” gala
to benefit Girl Scouts across 80 Kansas
counties. This “adults-only” evening of
decadent desserts, delicious heavy hors
d’oeuvres, and exciting auction items
took place on Friday, February 22 at the
Wichita Scottish Rite Center.
Each year, carefully chosen local chefs
are asked to prepare unique desserts
using at least one special ingredient–
Girl Scout Cookies! Time and time
again, thesemasterful artists create
unbelievable combinations that leave
guests’ mouths watering.
Guests had the delicious task of
choosing a People’s Choice winner by
popular vote, and a panel of celebrity
judges (Denise Neil, Wichita Eagle; Guy
Bower, Good Life Guy; Tanya Tandoc,
Tanya’s Soup Kitchen) chose the Judges’
Choice winner. Chocolate, peanut
butter, and cheesecake came together
to create a doubly winning combination
for the Butler Community College
Hospitality Management Program. The
Grizzly Peanut Butter Cheesecake was
the crowd and judge favorite, and for
good reason!
Another impressive feature of the
night was a stirring testimony fromMiss
Kansas 2012, Sloane Lewis. She credited
her Girl Scout experience early in life for
giving her confidence and a safe place to
learn and grow when she didn’t feel like
she quite fit in anywhere else.
From silent and live auction items, to
delicious desserts and hors d’ oeuvres,
Cocktails & Cookies was a great success,
and generated not only more than
$75,000, but gave adults young and old
a way to learn about themission and
programopportunities of Girl Scouts,
and that’s the sweetest thing of all!
was made possible thanks to the generosity of the following sponsors:
Delicious Evening Brings inMore than $75,000 for Girl Scouts
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Pure Learning Power
Lee
Media
Group
Ambassador
Presenting Sponsor
Cadette Sponsor
In-Kind Sponsors
Brownie
Table Sponsors
Junior Sponsors
Featured Chefs:
Ben George of Treat America Dining
at Beech Activity Center:
Peanut Butter Thunder
Butler Community College
Hospitality Management Program:
Grizzly Peanut Butter Cheesecake
Cero’s Candies:
Grasshopper on a Stick
Cocoa Dolce:
French Macarons
Doo-Dah Diner:
Doo-Dah Delights
Freddy’s Frozen Custard and
Steakburgers:
Boozeberry Lemonades
Sugar Sisters:
French Macarons
Sweetly Scrumptious:
Pattie Parfaits
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