As far as visions are concerned, the holidays seem to be chock-full of them: Scrooges ghosts, sugarplums, Guitar Hero 5. Not for Barry Brooks, co-owner and co-founder of Tempes Cookies from Home. He dreams in dough. Cookie dough. His vision? A six-by-three-foot cookie clone of Tempe Town Lake for the lakes upcoming 10th birthday celebration.
I pray for divine guidance, Barry says of bringing his cookie concept to life. Then I say to myself, Its only cookies, not brain surgery.
Barrys colossal cookie wont be the only come-to-life vision at the Tempe Town Lake Birthday Party. The event also boasts free kayaking, music by Chuck E. Baby and the All Stars, a visit from Santa Claus, the Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade and cmon, what would Town Lake be without em? fireworks.
For those not getting birthday gifts this year, the Tempe Community Council will be collecting donations to share with the citys less fortunate.