Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dessert Before Dinner

In a 1962 Time magazine article, a dental surgeon from Albuquerque, New Mexico advocated for eating dessert before dinner. His reasoning was twofold:

1) Later courses are more likely to wipe away sugar left in the mouth by the dessert, which is eaten first.

2) Individuals will most likely eat less by having a small dessert first.

While his points, may be debateable, Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada found a few more reasons why Dessert Before Dinner is undeniably the best!

1) It's our annual gala fundraiser, raising money to support Girl Scout leadership programs in Southern Nevada.

2) The desserts are yummy, the entertainment incredible, and the guests delightful!

Last Saturday, more than 250 people attended Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada's 5th annual Dessert Before Dinner gala. Guests were treated to desserts prepared by eight incredibly talented pastry chefs - each one using Girl Scouts Peanut Butter Patties cookie in their recipe. Local Girl Scouts performed Whitney Houston's, The Greatest Love of All in sign language for the guests and comedian Kevin Burke stopped by to shower the crowd with a few laughs before making his way to the Fitzgerald for his late night comedy show.

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada presented Assemblywoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick with the Juliette Low Pearl Award, recognizing her longtime advocacy and support of Girl Scouts. Chef Jaret Blinn from Red Rock Resorts claimed the title "Master Cookie Chef" for the second time in a row and was rewarded with a $1,000 gift certificate from the evening's presenting sponsor, SuperPawn. And most importantly, more than $65,000 was raised to support Girl Scout leadership programs for girls in Southern Nevada!

Many thanks to all of the Girl Scouts, Volunteers, and Supporters who attended Dessert Before Dinner!

Emily Smith

Chief Marketing & Development Officer

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada

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