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Shortbread is Chosen Cookie for Girl Scouts’ 2014 Dessert Before Dinner Gala

September 19, 2014 by  

Shortbread is Chosen Cookie for Girl Scouts' 2014 Dessert Before Dinner Gala
You don’t hear about walls coming down on the Las Vegas Strip every day! On Wednesday, Sept. 17, a 6×8 foot wall of Girl Scout cookie boxes came down to unveil the Shortbread Girl Scout Cookie as this year’s chosen cookie, for the 2014 Dessert Before Dinner Gala

Life-size wall of cookie boxes comes down to reveal this year’s chosen cookie

Life-size wall of cookie boxes comes down to reveal this year’s chosen cookie

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada led the demolition, with the help of Mirage headliner and Celebrity Impressionist Terry Fator. The event took place at the Bella Luce Terrace at Caesars Palace.

Girl Scouts Shortbread Cookies

Girl Scouts Shortbread Cookies

The Dessert Before Dinner Gala is Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada’s annual premier fundraising event that will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Palace Ballroom inside Caesars Palace. The highlight of the evening will be the dessert competition prior to dinner, where a collection of Las Vegas’ finest chefs will compete against each other to create a unique and delicious dessert using the Shortbread cookie.

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada

In addition to the competition, the gala will feature a cocktail reception, silent auction, and program including a keynote speech from Jan Jones Blackhurst, former Las Vegas mayor and executive vice president of government and communications at Caesars Entertainment. Seven local women leaders will also be honored at the event for their outstanding contributions to our community.

Robyn Ratcliffe Manzini, President of the Board of Directors for Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada; Chef Marisela Espinosa, Caesars Palace; Chef Brittany Givero, Three Square; Chef Marie Yonge, Giada; Chef Kimberly Vitou, MGM Grand; Celebrity Impressionist Terry Fator and Emma the Puppet; Liz Ortenburger, CEO Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada; Chef Cynthia Werth, Stratosphere; Chef Tamira White, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; Chef Vivian Chang, Downtown Grand; Chef Jeanette Droegmoeller, Bellagio. Front: Five Girl Scouts in Daisy, Brownie and Junior uniforms.

Robyn Ratcliffe Manzini, President of the Board of Directors for Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada; Chef Marisela Espinosa, Caesars Palace; Chef Brittany Givero, Three Square; Chef Marie Yonge, Giada; Chef Kimberly Vitou, MGM Grand; Celebrity Impressionist Terry Fator and Emma the Puppet; Liz Ortenburger, CEO Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada; Chef Cynthia Werth, Stratosphere; Chef Tamira White, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; Chef Vivian Chang, Downtown Grand; Chef Jeanette Droegmoeller, Bellagio. Front: Five Girl Scouts in Daisy, Brownie and Junior uniforms.

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls of all ages and serves more than 10,000 youth and adult members throughout Southern Nevada. The organization seeks to help girls and young women build character and develop the life skills for success in the real world and is a part of the Girl Scouts of the USA, the nationwide organization that has helped girls discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together since 1912. For more information on Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada visit www.girlscoutsnv.org, follow Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada on Twitter and like them on Facebook.

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