November 15, 2014
Embassy Suites Cleveland-Rockside
5800 Rockside Woods Boulevard Independence, OH 44131
6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Special guest room rate: $99Book your rooms by October 15 to receive the special room rate.
Call 1-216-986-9900 and ask for the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio Dessert First rate to book your room today!
Corporate sponorships available
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Dessert First, in its 18th year, is the Girl Scouts’ signature fundraising event held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Embassy Suites, Cleveland-Rockside. Proceeds benefit 50,000 girls and adult volunteers throughout northeast Ohio.
The event challenges chefs from around the region to create desserts featuring…you guessed it, Girl Scout Cookies! The truly tempting, hand-crafted, decadent desserts are as gorgeous to gaze upon as they are delightful to eat.
In the spirit of friendly competition, desserts will be judged by our panel of celebrity judges and food editors as well as our guests on Presentation, Creativity and Taste. The dessert tasting will be followed by an elegant dinner, raffle, silent and live auction.
The event is attended by hundreds of members of the corporate community as well as individuals who love great food and share a commitment to help girls reach their full potential.
More to come!
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Periodically we will be posting biographies and photos of our celebrity judges. They will be judging the Girl Scout Cookie inspired desserts that our chefs will be making. Be sure to check back often!
Erika Lauren is co-host of The Alan Cox Show on 100.7 WMMS Cleveland. She also covers local events as a blogger for The Lake Take on radio station 106.5 The Lake. Erika is a Chicago native and moved to Cleveland to join The Alan Cox Show in 2010. Erika graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Music Business. After graduating, she appeared on MTV's reality show "The Real World" in Washington, DC. Off air, Erika enjoys playing shows with her band HAWKEYE, spending time in Lakewood with her friends and going to local concerts and sporting events.
In 2004, Barbara Daniel became the publisher, owner and editor of The Cleveland Women’s Journal – East Edition. Before publishing, Barbara was in the financial services industry for 25 years. Barbara enrolled in college at the age of 40 and graduated cum laude from Cleveland State University (CSU) and later on also received her master’s degree. Barbara is an active member of several organizations for women in leadership. In 2013, Barbara received a Women’s History Month award from the City of Cleveland for service to the community and empowering women. Barbara has spoken at many high school, college, and women’s programs about being an entrepreneur, breaking the glass ceiling, changing careers after mid-life, and how to be successful by being yourself.
Amy Radinovic is the co-host of Youngstown’s WKBN 27 First News This Morning, airing weekdays from 5 -7 a.m. As a long time reporter and news anchor, Amy has been in the Valley since 1990 when she joined WYTV-33 in Youngstown, where she spent 19 years as a general assignment reporter and morning show host. Amy has received a number of awards during her career including Ohio AP Reporter of the Year. She is active with Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, Easter Seals and Homes for Kids in Niles, Ohio. Amy was raised in Pittsburgh and is a graduate of Ohio University’s Honor Tutorial College where she earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Dawn Kendrick came to Cleveland in 2001 and has been telling stories in Northeast Ohio ever since. She is the medical reporter for WOIO 19 Action News. Before she joined the WOIO team, Dawn was stationed in St. Louis, Mo. where she reported and anchored for the ABC affiliate. She grew up in St.Louis and graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Missouri. Dawn is thankful every day for the opportunity to do what she loves in a city she is proud to call home.
Raffle tickets will be sold before and during the event for the chance to try a key in our treasure chest holding exquisite jewelry from local jewelers.
The silent auction will feature over 50 packages and experiences. There will be something for everyone so come prepared leave with some great items you won't find anywhere else. Here's a sneak peak:
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We have exciting experiences including a ride in the Goodyear Blimp and a Disney vacation. Come out and bid for these priceless experience while helping to support girls across northeast Ohio.
This year's event committee is chaired by Judy Matsko. For questions or more information about the event, email email@example.com.
Lee Jordan, a Girl Scout Alumna, has been a news anchor for NewsChannel 5 since 1993. Her accomplishments have earned her numerous awards, including seven local Emmy awards and an induction into the Radio and Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2001. Lee regularly donates time to Cleveland’s diverse cultural and charitable organizations, such as Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, the Women’s Community Foundation, the Visiting Nurses Association, OROC, and The Gathering Place. She has also served on the boards of the Cleveland Eyebank and the Cleveland Alzheimer’s Association. Lee’s interests include auto racing, sailing and cooking.