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2nd Annual Cookie Bake-Off & Munch-Off January 7th

West Central Principal Dale Buss To Compete In Scouts' Munch-Off

West Burlington, IA - Girl Scouts of Shining Trail Council is hosting the second annual Cookie Bake-Off & Munch-Off on Saturday, January 7, from 1-4 p.m.

The Westland Mall in West Burlington will be transformed into the Institute of Cook-E-Ology as Girl Scouts from Shining Trail Council become experts in the sweet science of cookie fun.

Girls will learn selling tips and safety rules and do experiments and crafts related to this year's "Be Brilliant" science theme.

Several troops are competing in the Cookie Bake-Off to determine who can make the most delicious dessert with Girl Scout cookies. At 3 p.m. the winners will be announced.

Immediately following will be the Cookie Munch-Off in Center Court. The public is invited to cheer on local "celebrities" as they compete to see who can eat the most Girl Scout cookies in 2 minutes! Contestants are:

Dave Van Ness - Principal at Corse Elementary School, Burlington

Dee Crozier - Principal at West Burlington Elementary School, West Burlington

Shawn Stringer - Principal at Clark Elementary School, New London

Dale Buss - Principal at West Central Elementary School, Biggsville

Dan Vogeler - Principal at Roundy Elementary School, Columbus Junction

Brian Mendez - 4th grade Teacher at Richardson Elementary School., Fort Madison High School Cross Country Coach, and events DJ

Mark Adams - Language Arts Teacher at West Burlington High School, West Burlington

Jan Logan - Substitute for Burl., W.B., F.M., & Danville, and Former SCC V.P. for Human Resources

Melissa Warner - Events Coordinator for Fun City, Burlington

Jennifer Herrick - Super Cool Brownie Leader for Troop #3, West Burlington

The Reigning Cookie King from 2005 will pass on his crown:

Joe Rector - Principal at Grimes Elementary School, Burlington (last year he ate 25 cookies!)

Everyone is welcome to enter the drawing for free boxes of the latest Girl Scout cookie creation - the Cafe Cookie. Watch for Girl Scouts selling cookies in your area January 14 - February 5.

Girl Scouts is a premier voice for girls and a leading expert on their growth and development. Together with committed adult volunteers, who partner with girls to guide and inspire their growth and achievement, the organization builds girls of confidence, courage, and character who make the world a better place. Shining Trail Council serves over 2,000 girls in Southeast Iowa and Western Illinois.