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RIVERS CASINO ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE COOKIE TABLE RECIPE CONTEST

Dec 7, 2017, 15:05 PM
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RIVERS CASINO ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE COOKIE TABLE RECIPE CONTEST

Twelve lucky bakers are featured in the 2018 Rivers Casino Cookie Table Calendar

PITTSBURGH Dec. 7, 2017 — Pittsburgh’s casino announced today the winning bakers from the first-ever Rivers Casino Cookie Table Recipe Contest. The winners are featured in the 2018 Rivers Casino Cookie Table Calendar.

With nearly 200 delicious recipes received, Rivers Casino recruited food experts from local culinary institutions, including Pittsburgh Technical College, Community College of Allegheny County, Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Manchester Bidwell to evaluate the recipes, along with chefs from the casino. The variety of delectable confections from home bakers throughout Pittsburgh and the surrounding counties was simply amazing. Scoring was based on creativity, ingredients, instructions, photos of the cookies—and of course taste.

The finalists were honored in October at a celebratory luncheon at Grand View Buffet. All were awarded a $250 Andrew’s Steak & Seafood gift card and $500 Free Slot Play. They will each also receive 10 copies of the calendar to share with family and friends.

On Thursday, Dec. 7, qualifying members of the Rush Rewards Players Club can receive a complimentary copy of the 2018 Rivers Casino Cookie Table Calendar. Membership in the Rivers Casino Rush Rewards program is free. The calendar includes removeable recipe cards for the featured cookies. All winning and honorable mention recipes are also available online at www.RiversCasino.com/Pittsburgh/CookieRecipes.

The 2018 Rivers Casino Cookie Table Calendar winners are:

January

Sheila Suhan

Raspberry Filled Snowflake Cookies

February

Erica Tobay

Strawberry White Chocolate Cookies

March

Kathy Myers

Almond Crescents

April

Mary Diskin

Apricot Coconut Tassies

May

Cindi Battaglia

Lemon Tea Cookies

June

Cindy Sinagra

Cherry Cookies

July

Linda Harkins

Pinwheel Cookies

August

Eva Vaccaro

Italian Peach Cookies

September

Joelle Klein

Swirled Sugar & Spice Cookies

October

Bernadette Dixon

Bernadette’s Favorite Biscotti

November

Dyann Panepinto

Painted Holly Cookies

December

Stephanie Beckman

Santa’s Snack Attack Cookies

Honorable mention bakers include: Autumn Cumer, William Ehrin, Linda Freed, Threasa Gessinger, Patricia Harmon, Beth McGarrah and Dawn Moore.

“We’re extremely grateful for the creativity, enthusiasm and valuable time all of our bakers put into this contest,” said Shannon Redmond, vice president of marketing for Rivers Casino. “We received an overwhelming response to this fun contest and wish we could have featured more of the amazing recipes.”

To learn more about Rivers Casino, including the casino’s dedicated wedding services team, please visit www.riverscasino.com.

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ABOUT RIVERS CASINO
Opened in 2009, Rivers Casino has been voted a “Best Place to Work” in the Pittsburgh Business Times, a “Top Workplace” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Best Overall Gaming Resort” in Pennsylvania by Casino Player magazine and “Best Overall Casino” in Pennsylvania by Strictly Slots magazine. The casino features more than 2,900 slots, 92 table games, a 30-table poker room, nine distinctive restaurants and bars, a riverside amphitheater, a multi-purpose event space, live music performances, free parking and multiple promotions and giveaways daily. Already, more than $631 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit www.riverscasino.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Garrett Allen
For Rivers Casino
267-932-8760, ext. 303
garrett@hornercom.com