The Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri presented its annual gala, Dessert First, at The Chase Park Plaza on Feb. 27. Guests started the evening in the Lindell Ballroom sampling 10 desserts made by local chefs using Girl Scout Cookies as their main ingredient. After tasting the creations and voting on their favorite, guests moved up to the Khorassan Ballroom for dinner, awards and more desserts.
Bonnie Barczykowski, CEO of Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, and Cynthia Heath, board chairperson, welcomed everyone before presentation of the awards. The Individual Legacy Builder award was presented to Myrtle and Earl Walker, the Corporate Legacy Builder award was given to Edward Jones and the Community Legacy Builder award was presented to Camp Fury STL. The Scholarship awardees were Alexis Edgar and Nicole Licavoli.
"We are so grateful to the more than 450 individuals who joined us for our annual signature fundraising event, Dessert First," Barczykowsk said. "The ongoing dedication of individuals, organizations and community supporters makes it possible for Girl Scouts to provide our eastern Missouri girls the tools and resources needed for a lifetime of leadership and success."