PAXTON — Seven people participated in PRIDE in Paxton’s Firehouse Cookie Baking Appreciation Event last week.

Winners were: Whitney Townsend, first place; Tabitha Eichelberger, second place; and Melinda Garrelts, third place.

Prizes were awarded.

Also entering the contest were Alisah Weber, Dawn Glad, Evelyn Eppelheimer and Kara Kinzinger.

Local firemen tasted and judged the cookies submitted in the contest. Extra cookies were left for them to enjoy.