Community Christian School looking for bakers, cooks for fundraiser

January 6, 2019

SCOTTSBLUFF — Community Christian School is looking for bakers and wingmakers to compete in the first Batter Just Wing It fundraiser on Jan. 20, sponsored by First State Bank.

Rebecca Tompkins, CCS’s fundraising chairperson, said the school typically raises funds throughout the year to help with general expenses.

“This is just an overall general support campaign,” she said. “As with any other private school, there always comes a funding gap and it’s gotten to the point that we need a little extra help from the community.”

This is the first time the school has held the cooking competition. To compete, people cook their favorite chicken wings or desert recipes. The public are then invited to attend and try out samples and vote for their favorites. The desert and wings with the most votes win, with the cooks winning a $75 cash prize in both categories and the recipes being featured as a limited-time menu item at Flyover Brewing Company.

Each baker is asked to provide 75 sample-sized portions of their deserts, and cooks are asked to bring at least 48 wings. Tompkins added that competitors are welcome to bring more of their desserts or wings.

“I really wanted to bring events to the community that hadn’t really been seen before,” Tompkins. “That’s kinda where the name came from, because we’re really just winging it. Nobody has really done anything like this.”

Currently, the competition is looking for more bakers and cooks. Registration forms are available at First State Bank or on the Batter Just Wing It Facebook page. There is no charge for pre-registrations, though Tompkins said there will be a $20 fee for registering on Jan. 20.

The day of, the public can purchase tickets for $1 to try samples. Desserts are available for one ticket, wings for two. The competition will be held at CCS’s gym, located at 511 West 14th Street in Scottsbluff.

For more information, call Tompkins at (308)633-6109 or email at rtompkins@fsbcentral.com.

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