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Eighth Cookie Table Fundraiser to be Held for Historical Society

Mahoning Valley Historical Society is planning its eighth annual Cookie Table & Cocktails fundraising event for Leap Day, Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica Social Hall, 343 Via Mount Carmel Avenue, Youngstown, OH.

Supporting its exhibits and programming at Tyler History Center, this is the largest fundraiser of the year for MVHS. The catered event is styled to recreate a traditional Youngstown wedding reception and features a cookie baking competition for both amateurs and professionals, judged by a select panel of community figures. Stan Boney, longtime local TV journalist, will be the event emcee once again this year.

The cookie baking competition is now open for registration. Please contact Cookie Contest Coordinator, Traci Manning, at 330-743-2589 or for a registration form. The cookie categories are as follows: Best Cocktail Inspired Cookie, Best Use of a Unique Ingredient, Best Traditional Cookie, and Best Decorated Cookie. Cookies will be judged on overall impression, consistency, and flavor. Each cookie baker will receive one complimentary event ticket and special recognition at the event. Bakers who do not wish to compete in judged categories are also invited to participate in this event.

A cash bar will be available and feature signature cocktails, in addition to other mixed drinks, wine, and beer. Penguin City Brewing Company will be providing a new twist by producing a limited edition beer, based on one of the winning cookies from the 2019 event competition. A preview of this special brew will be held at a separate product launch event to be held on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Boxcar Lounge, adjacent to the B&O Station Banquet Hall in downtown Youngstown.

After the buffet dinner by Fusillo Catering, an ample dance floor will be opened up with musical entertainment provided by Grammy-winning Del Sinchak Orchestra. MVHS will also offer a 50/50 raffle, basket raffle, and silent auction. Tickets will be $65 per person and available online at or by calling Linda Kostka at 330-743-2589.

This event’s Title Sponsors are Stifel and The Waypoint Group at Morgan Stanley. Our Wedding Reception Level Sponsors are Rulli Bros. and WKBN-TV27.