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RIVERS CASINO PITTSBURGH ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 2018 COOKIE TABLE RECIPE CONTEST

News Release | Pittsburgh, PA Posted on 10.19.18

RIVERS CASINO PITTSBURGH ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 2018 COOKIE TABLE RECIPE CONTEST
2019 Rivers Casino Cookie Table Calendar will feature 12 lucky bakers

PITTSBURGH Oct. 19, 2018 — Pittsburgh’s casino announced today the winning bakers from the Second Annual Rivers Casino Cookie Table Recipe Contest. The 12 winners will be featured in the 2019 Rivers Casino Cookie Table Calendar.

The Wedding Services Team at Rivers sponsors this unique contest, in recognition of Pittsburgh’s famous “cookie table” wedding tradition.

With so many delicious recipes received, Rivers Casino recruited food experts from local culinary institutions, including Pittsburgh Technical College, Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Manchester Bidwell Corporation, along with chefs from the casino, to taste test each finalists’ cookies. The variety of delectable confections made for a tough decision for the judges. Scoring was based on appearance, clarity of instructions, creativity, taste and cookie table “wow” factor.

All finalists were recently honored with a celebratory luncheon at Rivers Casino’s Grand View Buffet. Each baker brought two dozen of their best batches and a guest to enjoy the fun-filled day. They will each receive 10 copies of the 2019 calendar to share with family and friends and winners will receive $100 Free Slot Play.

The 2019 Rivers Casino Cookie Table Calendar winners are:

January:        Cindy Velt                 Dream Catcher Sugar Cookies

February:       Cindy Hickok            Linzer Cookies

March:            Patricia Kirkwood     Horseshoe Nut Rolls

April:               Joannie Jenkins      Shortbread Cookies

May:                Jane Trimble             Raspberry Shortbread

June:              Christine Reese       Old Fashioned Butter Cookies

July:                Joyce Valiquette      Kolaches (Apricot & Nut Cookies)

August:          Rosemarie Porco     Amaretti (Almond Macaroons)

September:    John Wills                 Fudge Marble Chocolate Chips

October:         Crystal Beahr            Chocolate Butterscotch Crispy Cookie Bars

November:     Sue Polojac              Caramel Tassies

December:     Anne Gasperich       Jane’s Chocolate Mint Cookies

Honorable mention bakers are: Ava Charles, Colleen King, Debbie Danowski, Emily Dreslinski, Joanne Melucci, Judy Cobain, Kevin Porter, Maria Feracioly, Mary Ann Roberts, Mary Mannella and Suzy Silliman.

“We had a great response to this fun contest and would like to thank all the bakers who participated as well as our judges,” said Shannon Redmond, vice president of marketing for Rivers Casino Pittsburgh. “Pittsburghers know a good cookie when they taste one. We hope everyone enjoyed the day as much as we did!”

To learn more about Rivers Casino, including the casino’s dedicated wedding services team, please visit RiversCasino.com.