A last-minute decision to enter this year’s Dayton Daily News Holiday Cookie Contest has resulted in a grand-prize win for a Miamisburg woman. It’s the second time Jean Schaney has taken top prize.
Three times the usual number of bakers — and 80 dozen cookies — showed up for this year’s competition.
The cooks — mostly women as well as a few men and children — arrived at the Cox Media Center in Dayton on a sunny Monday morning, each with a dozen of their favorite freshly baked and decorated cookies in hand. They came from throughout the Miami Valley and as far away as Minster.
Judges included folks from the community — artist Julie Beyer, community volunteer Greg Sample, and Bryan Bucklew, president of the Greater Dayton Hospital Association.