Baked goods auction raises $5,720 for local scholarships | Local News

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Boone County Extension Homemakers’ annual Open Show Fresh Baked Goods Auction raised $5,720 Wednesday night at the 4-H Fair.

The auctioneer was Tom Dull.

He sold a cinnamon pound cake for $130, chocolate almond biscotti for $50 and homemade strawberry jam for $45.

All proceeds from the auction go to sponsor scholarships for Boone County youth, said Culinary Project co-chair Joan Guthridge.

The big prize of the evening was Miss Boone County Anastasia Reinholt’s four dozen homemade cookies. She told the crowd that her cookies were made with a special recipe and they also came with a story.

“I’m not very good with numbers, so I’ll leave the money business to [Dull] and I’m going to take the emotional method and tell a story instead,” Reinholt said.

Reinholt said she made the same nut-free cookies when she was 10.

“I have a mixer with the agitator on a site and I have my spatula and I’m ready to go and I put my flour in it and – being the smart cookie that I am – I decided to put the bowl of flour on the side with the mixer and the spatula in the bowl,” Reinholt said. “We have really high ceilings in our house and, long story short, the spatula is out and there’s still cookie dough on our ceiling eight years later.”

Lebanon Pizza King and Strawmyer and Drury Funeral Home did half and half on the queen’s four dozen cookies.

Several other local business representatives bid on baked goods throughout the sale, including Home National Bank’s Dan Fry who bought more baked goods than could fit on a cart.

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