Saturday, July 4, 2015

Divine desserts create tasty fund-raiser

With a backdrop of bountiful blooms, the Chester County Community Foundation is holding its annual Sweet Charity fund-raiser at Waterloo Gardens on Tuesday, showcasing desserts ranging from Candy Sushi with Ginger Creme Anglaise to Chocolate Fleur de Se.

Divine desserts create tasty fund-raiser

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With a backdrop of bountiful blooms, the Chester County Community Foundation is holding its annual Sweet Charity fund-raiser at Waterloo Gardens on Tuesday, showcasing desserts ranging from Candy Sushi with Ginger Creme Anglaise to Chocolate Fleur de Se.

Nineteen Chester County pastry chefs will present their creations at this competition, which will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Waterloo’s Exton store, 200 N. Whitford Rd. The honoree is the late Linda LeBoutillier, Waterloo’s chief executive officer who was known for her generous heart and philanthropy. Affectionately called “Mama Linda,” she died of cancer in October.

Four of last year’s winning chefs will be returning, eager to duplicate their successes. For those without a sweet tooth, the fund-raiser will offer a light supper from Gourmet Buffet by Aquilante and beer from the Victory Brewing Company.

Sweet Charity benefits the Chester County Community Foundation, which assists families and businesses to become involved in long-term charitable giving. It holds over 350 funds in trust and annually awards $2 million in grants and scholarships. Tickets for Sweet Charity begin at $125. For more information,call 610-696-8211 or visit www.chescocf.org.

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Aubrey Whelan covers Chester County for the Inquirer. A native of a Philadelphia suburb so small it doesn't have a zip code, she grew up reading the Inquirer and was thrilled to take a job there in fall 2012. Previously, she covered crime, courts and D.C.'s Occupy movement for the Washington Examiner. Aubrey graduated from Penn State in 2011, where she worked for the award-winning campus newspaper and majored in journalism and French. Contact her at 215-495-5855 or awhelan@philly.com. You can also follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/aubreyjwhelan.

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