Dessert Extravaganza meets fundraising goal

By: Carol Feineman
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Community Christian Schools in Lincoln met its goal of raising $35,000 during Saturday’s eight annual Dessert Extravaganza and Auction, according to organization President Becky Romness. “It was a great success this year. We think there were about 400 in attendance and we had 95 desserts entered,” Romness said. “We met our goal of $35,000, and the money is used to Bridge the Gap between what we take in with tuition and what it actually costs to run the program. The money is used to pay teachers, purchase curriculum and supplies, etc. “ Taking first-place Saturday night were Gloria Tandy, A Gift of Chocolate for cakes; Shannon Tandy, S’more Pops for candy; Kayleigh Guiller, The Texas Brownie for cookies/bars; and Cassie Genthner, Cassie’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie for pies. Kayleigh is a fifth-grader at the Community Christian Schools. The Peoples’ choice Award went to Trina Hobbs for her seven-layer cake. About $11,000 was raised from the live auction. “Each of our classes put together an auction package, everything from a playhouse built by the dads and moms, to a Jeep camping trip on the Rubicon Trail,” Romness said. “Many of our city and county leaders also offered auction items. The most popular this year was lunch with Sheriff Bonner and time on the shooting range with the Placer County S.E.T. team.” The Placer County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association was title sponsor for the event.