Sunday, January 20th, 2019

G Gathering
        Desserts First raises money for Girl Scouts

Desserts First raises money for Girl Scouts



What happens when you put together Girl Scouts, cookies and local chefs?  Delectable desserts made from everyone's favorite Girl Scout cookies! A crowd of nearly 400 people were lucky enough to taste the innovative desserts during this year's Desserts First: Girl Scout Cookies All Grown Up, the second annual Girl Scout Council fundraiser at the Westin Virginia Beach Town Center.  The sweet cookie-inspired treats were served up by area chefs. Proceeds from the event will provide program opportunities, including camperships, to  area Girl Scouts.  Guests gave rave reviews of the evening, sponsored by Old Point National Bank and other community-minded businesses.  You can find Desserts First winning recipes on the Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast Web site, www.gsccc.org.


Sharon Durrette-Hunt, a judge for the show, with her husband David Hunt.

From left: Dayon Drake, Chris Clawson and Steve Kenny of Freemason Abbey

From left: Donna Bennette, Gene Jordan, Louis Morris and Barbara Adkins of Old Point National Bank

Steinhilbers Chefs, Elizabeth Crook & Bobby Huber

Gene and Sidney Jordan with Sean and Michele Markley.

John Reilly, General Manager of Busch Gardens; Old Point National Banks Regional Lending Executive, Melissa Burroughs and her husband David, and Old Point National Banks Stephanie Dickens and Barbara Adkins.

Nicole Moriarty of River Stone Chophouse

Sharon and Keith Koontz

McCormick & Schmicks Town Center Chefs Shelley Jackson and Arthur Moore.

Stacey Patrick and Chris Bolin of TradeWinds

Tracy Richardson and Laura Soforic of Great Wolf Lodge

JR Locke and Edith White

Rowenas Daphne Swersky with The Shoppers Virginia Beach Account Executive, Linda Solosky

Joel and Sara Jo Rubin of Rubin Communications, left, with Sharon Laderberg, Development Director at Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast

From left: Robin Thomas, Nancy Osgood, and Lisa Atkinson