Young bakers sought for Rotary bake-off Nov. 10

Stephanie Taylor Ferriell, Print Editor

The Salem Rotary Club is looking for a few good, young bakers for its first-ever Cookie Bake-Off.

Club member Jana Ewen said two girls and one boy have signed up so far. There are spots for just five more.

The bakers, in grades five through eight, will compete for prizes and bragging rights in a live competition set for Saturday, Nov. 10.

The Rotary Club will furnish staples such as sugar, flour, butter and eggs. LaDonna Mitchell of Country Cookin’ is lending a hand and plans to have goods pre-measured to make things easier.

Bakers should come with their favorite cookie recipe and additional ingredients needed, plus mixing bowls and utensils.

The youth will prepare their cookies on-stage. A panel of three judges will determine the winner and remaining cookies will be auctioned off by Billy Hagan of T&S Auction.

Ewen said prizes will include cookie jars and cookbooks.

“We’re hoping we’ll have some good audience participation,” she said. “We want the public to come. I think it will be fun!”

Rotary plans to give away door prizes as well.

“This is a really new experience and we’re hoping it goes well,” she said.

Admission is $5 (children 9 and under free). Bakers may register by filling out the form below.

Sponsors include Mosier Family Chiropractic, Loy and Fordyce, Mid Southern Savings Bank, The Salem Leader, Dawalt Funeral Home, Cindy Winkler, Mead, Mead and Clark, Merle Norman Cosmetics, and Country Cookin’.


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