Cookie contest was a sweet success

Margaretville — The first annual “Cookies and Caroling” event, which took place in the Commons Building of Margaretville on December 12, was a great success with more than 30 cookie entries from local bakers.
Judges Bonnie Walker, Barbara Moses and Kent Brown had no easy time deciding the winners with all the delicious sweet treats being offered. First prize for the “Best Cookie” went to Marge Helenchild for her beautiful cookie assortment. Mary Peterson was awarded both Second and Third Prize for her tea cookies with lemon curd and mole chocolate chili cookies. Honorable mentions went to Barbara Alyn, Joy Holden, Turid Murad, Liz Mc Daniel, Connie Jeffers and Howard Raab, with awards ranging from the Most Original to the Crispiest cookies.
The winners received gift certificates from The Cheese Barrel, Sweet Peas, Freshtown, Home Goods of Margaretville, M. Gerard Country Home, Little Sprouts, Wildflowers, Mountain Yarns and the Catskill Mountain Artisans’ Guild.
Following the contest, Patricia Dell and Kent Brown performed holiday favorites with a sing along as everyone got to taste all the cookie entries and savory coffees donated by Portfolio Café. Cookies from this event were donated to the Community Christ-mas Project to help with fund-raising efforts.
The event was sponsored by the Commons Building, Main Street merchants in collaboration with the MARK Project and a grant from the O’Connor Found-ation.