at yesterday’s Season’s Best Cookie Competition and Solstice Party coordinated so exquisitely by Gigi Mederos and Stevie Black during the Rocky Neck Holiday Art & Fine Crafts Festival at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck. Attendees got to taste the incredible and diverse array of cookies entered into the competition, and enjoy the antics of the serious but fun loving panel of judges made up of Mayor Carolyn Kirk, Ed Collard and Sister Felicia. Many attendees shopped and got to enjoy the wonderful selection of art and craft items available while checking some people off their lists. The artists got to enjoy selling their creations and knowing that they have made some money this holiday season. We got to enjoy the beautiful sound of Eva DiLascio’s singing group that unexpectedly appeared for an impromptu round of Christmas carols. Mayor Kirk had fun on her birthday and went home with a beautiful birthday cake baked by Karen Tibbetts. There were many new faces at the event, so the Cultural Center wins some new appreciators of the beauty of the space and the great things we have going on there.
The winners of the Season’s Best Cookie Competition (drum roll please) were:
1st place Salted Caramel Cookies by Alison Darnell and Heather Ahearn – winner of the coveted “Got Milk?” hand painted silk cookie scarf by Gigi Mederos
2nd place Savory Cookie by Sydney and Kaleigh Cirafice
3rd place Cranberry Turtle Bars by Diane Stringer
Classic Chocolate Candy Cane Bars by Jessica McGovern
Best presentation Cranberry Cardamom Shortbread Icycles by Two Time Winner, Jessica McGovern
but all entrants were winners because they get to have a group cookie baking class with Sister Felicia!
The Holiday Festival is open today from noon to 4:00pm with the final weekend of the festival being held Saturday and Sunday, December 28 & 29 from noon to 4:00PM with a Pre New Years Party on the 29th from 2:00-4:00PM.