The Cadiz Record
For most Girl scouts, activities include campouts and annual trips to summer camp. Four Trigg County scouts, Courtney Oliver, Amanda Fowler, Valerie Ellis Barns and Samantha Harper have been selected for a worldwide Girl Scout trip to England.
Of course mere cookie sales do not begin to cover the cost to send the four young women to the event known as Poacher 2008, so Girl Scout Leader Lisa Feltner devised the “Celebrity Chef Cook-off” fundraiser to help them make their dreams come true.
“One hundred girls from 63 counties in Kentucky applied for the trip and 30 were selected. Four of them came from Trigg County,” said Feltner. “They had to right an essay, have letters of recommendation and demonstrate a presence about town.”
Feltner said that the girls would tour London, Warwick Castle, Westminster Abbey, Lincolnshire Castle and Cathedral and camp in Lincolnshire where they could sail and rappel with young women from 17 other countries. The trip costs $3,600 per girl.
“I tried to think of something different. It’s hard to raise money in Trigg County when so many people have already done so much,” said Feltner of the cook-off. “Contestants can enter whatever they want as long as they have enough to feed however many people are here. The Extension Homemakers’ Club will judge the event and award prizes for first, second and third place.”
The contest entry fee is $100, which gives contestants 10 tickets to sell at $10 a piece. Feltner’s announcement said that the scouts hope to feature 30 “Celebrity Chefs” for the event.
The cook-off will be held on July 2 from 11 a.m-2 p.m. at the Trigg County School Cafeteria. The entry deadline is July 3.
“So far nobody has entered, though people have said they will participate and some have given donations,” said Feltner.
Supplies furnished for the event include paper plates, napkins, tablecloths and spoons. “Bring what you are going to cook and a spoon to serve it with. We’ll furnish other supplies,” Feltner said.
She then added, “This is a different sort of event. Nobody has ever done this before. It should be a gas. If it is successful, maybe we will do this every other year.”
To register for the event or make a donation, call Feltner at (270) 530-6483.