Welcome to the ninth annual Cookie Table and Cocktails at Home online event! We may not all be able to be together in person in 2021 but we hope you can participate in this celebratory fundraiser for Mahoning Valley Historical Society from the comfort and safety of your own home.

The cookie table is a regional and cultural phenomenon that continues to be embraced in our Mahoning Valley. This signature fundraising event was created to pay tribute to this beloved custom and provide crucial support to MVHS. See below for all the details!

Congratulations to all our auction and raffle winners!

Winning items may be picked up at Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St. in downtown Youngstown, between 9:00am and 4:00pm Monday through Friday. Please call Linda at 330-743-2589, ext. 125 to make arrangements.

All winners of either the auction or raffle should bring in your invoice or email confirmation that verifies you have won. If you don’t see an email in your inbox, please check your spam folder.

The Silent Auction is now closed. Thank you for supporting MVHS.

Silent auction winning bids must be paid for by Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 4:00pm ET. If we haven’t received payment by then, the item will go to the next highest bidder. If there are any questions, please call Linda at 330-743-2589, ext, 125.

Winning names will be added to this website page as bids and payments are confirmed.

Silent Auction winners include:

1 “House by the Dune”
Charles Rumberg

2 Little Free Library
Nancy Kilpatrick

3 Original Albert Parella (1900-1999)
watercolor, signed by the artist
Margie Hynes

4 Kate Spade Cross Body Handbag
Carole Weimer

5 Phantom Fireworks gift certificate
Janet Flynn

6 Behind the Scenes with MVHS
Kim Reynolds

7 Fore! YCC Golf Package
Christine Rhoades

8 ” Valley” framed photo
Joan Lawson

9 Freshwater Pearl Necklace
Joan Lawson

10 Peaceful Christmas Santa
Janet Flynn

11 Wine Down Weekend
Debora Flora

13 Mid Century Bar Set
Atty. Brian Macala

14 Tiki Bar Chest
Debora Flora

The Basket Raffle is now closed. Thank you for supporting MVHS.

Basket Raffle winners include:

001 Recipes of Youngstown
Marci Buchanan

002 Recipes of Youngstown
Deborah Remias

003 Jimmy’s Italian Store
Teresita Hartz

004 COVID Relief
Leslie Limbian

006 Memories of Christmas Past
Patricia Rutushin

007 Laundry Day
Kathleen Austrino

008 Getting Fit in 2021
JoAnne Nunziato

009 Get Comfy
Patricia Ragan

010 Bon Voyage
Karen Seidler

011 Cheers
Paul Keller

012 Mangia Pasta Basket
Regina Rees

013 Its Coffee O Clock
Sheryl Mook

014 Enjoy Your Ride
Michele Venneri

015 Edwards Florist Shop
Christine Rhoades

016 Albies Floral
Jessica Trickett

017 Photography Gift Card and Frames
Juan Saylor

018 Bracelet and Earrings
Patty Zitello

019 Penguin City
Christine Rhoades

020 SMARTS Swag Hand Drum Basket
Teresita Hartz

021 Ursuline Spirit
Katherine Duffey

022 Lavender Wreath
Maureen Hall

023 Luck O the Irish
Christopher Tennant

024 Frank Lloyd Wright Clock
Stacey Adger

025 Seashell Stained Glass
Sheryl DeHaven

026 Tea Time 1
Carol Crawford

027 Tea Time 2
Rebecca Keck

028 Night at the Movies
Linda Clark

029 Neck Bling
Patty Zitello

030 Neck Bling
Michele Venneri

032 Staycation Vacation
Michele Seese

033 Cookie Tables are the Bomb
JoAnne Nunziato

034 Don’t Worry Be Yappy
Pam Speis

035 Pioneer Woman
Kathleen Mills

036 Catitude
Maureen Hall

037 Clean My Car
Sandy Trolio

038 Mooney Spirit
Debora Flora

039 Spa Day
JoAnne Nunziato

040 Beautiful Mill Creek Park
Dwight Ramsey

041 Avon Calling
Elizabeth Kijowski

042 Perfect Food from Nature
Carol Safran

The ninth annual Cookie Table and Cocktails at Home video program premieres on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 6:00pm

You may view this program anytime after this date on our MVHS YouTube channel and our Facebook pages for MVHS and Business & Media Archives.

Our video program segments will include:

A Cookie Table and Cocktails Special

Presented by Traci Manning, MVHS Curator of Education

Explore the history and traditions of the cookie table!

Who is MVHS?

Presented by Bill Lawson, MVHS Executive Director

Get an overview of who we are, what our mission is, and our impact in the Mahoning Valley.

Nine Years of a Special Fundraiser

Presented by Frank Rulli of Rulli Bros. Market and Chair of MVHS’ History To Go Team

Discover how this event came to be and develop into one of the favorite fundraisers of this community.

The Best Supporters!

Presented by Scott Zoldan, MVHS Board President

Find out who makes this event possible.

Polka Music and Cookies go Hand-in-Hand

Featuring Del Sinchak and his Band

Watch and listen to this Grammy-nominated, local legend and his “Cookie Table Polka.”

Baking Experts in the Mahoning Valley

Introduced by Stan Boney, Cookie Table and Cocktails Emcee

Learn about those who enter cookies in our annual baking competition and get insights from past event judges. If you’re up to the challenge, try this recipe for  “Italian Lemon Cookies,” as demonstrated by Stacey Adger.

Italian Lemon Cookies

  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, cornstarch, zest and salt.
  • In a large bowl beat the butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • Then add half the flour and lemon juice and beat together.
  • Then with a wood spoon or spatula mix in the remaining flour until combined.
  • Move the dough to a large piece of parchment paper and form the dough into a log.
  • Wrap in the paper and refrigerate for an hour.
  • Remove the dough from the fridge, and cut into 1/2 inch slices.
  • Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and refrigerate again for about 20 minutes.
  • Then bake for about 15 minutes.
  • Once the cookies have cooled completely, then you can top them with a little lemon glaze if desired.

2021 Signature Cocktail

Presented by guest mixologist, Atty. Brian Macala

Reminisce about the classic cocktails we’ve featured in the past and learn how to prepare this year’s signature drink.

A wonderful nod to our area’s industrial past and Atty. Macala’s own family have inspired this year’s signature cocktail, the “Puddler.” Watch this video program to find out more of the story behind it and how to make the drink. Here is the recipe for your convenience:



  • Non-aromatic gin (eg., Beefeater)
  • Chambord raspberry liqueur
  • Luxardo maraschino liqueur
  • Campari liqueur
  • Fresh orange slice


  • Add ice to shaker
  • Pour 2 oz of gin into shaker
  • Pour 1 oz of Chambord into shaker
  • Pour ½ oz of Luxardo into shaker
  • Pour ½ oz of Campari into shaker
  • Squeeze an orange slice into shaker, then remove orange flesh, rim martini glass with orange rind, and toss rind into glass
  • Shake for approximately 15 seconds
  • Pour into glass and enjoy!

Best Wishes from Special Guests

Introduced by Stan Boney, Cookie Table and Cocktails Emcee

Enjoy greetings from special guests that have proud ties to Mahoning Valley history.

Don’t forget to check out all the winners of our Silent Auction and Basket Raffle after this video program. Thank you for your interest and participation in the ninth annual Cookie Table and Cocktails at Home fundraiser!

Thank you to our Cookie Table and Cocktails at Home sponsors

Our event features were made possible by the following sponsors. Their support is truly appreciated! Click on each sponsor graphic to visit their website.

Rulli Bros.

Frank A. Rulli

BSHM Architects

Ohio One Corporation

Packer Thomas


J.M. Verostko, Inc.

York Mahoning Mechanical Contractors

WKBN 27 First News

Cailor Fleming

Farmers Trust

Paul McFadden

Braydich Dental Inc.

Lally Pipe & Tube

L. Calvin Jones

Stephanie Rosselli

Bill & Carole Weimer

Special thanks to
Metro Monthly

Enjoy these images from last year’s Cookie Table and Cocktails event.