Events

Cookie Monster

As far as visions are concerned, the holidays seem to be chock-full of them: Scrooge’s ghosts, sugarplums, Guitar Hero 5. Not for Barry Brooks, co-owner and co-founder of Tempe’s Cookies from Home. He dreams in dough. Cookie dough. His vision? A six-by-three-foot cookie clone of Tempe Town Lake for the lake’s upcoming 10th birthday celebration.

“I pray for divine guidance,” Barry says of bringing his cookie concept to life. “Then I say to myself, ‘It’s only cookies, not brain surgery.’”

Barry’s colossal cookie won’t 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 – c’mon, 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 city’s less fortunate.


Sat., Dec. 12, 3 p.m., 2009
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Laura Hahnefeld
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