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A Rich History

48TH ANNUAL COOKS' TOUR
IS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 9AM-3PM

Proceeds benefit worthy organizations both local and worldwide.

 

 

Complimentary tea table

LOCATED ON OUR SANCTUARY PATIO

Stop by for a complimentary cookie and tea outside of Kitchen Treasures. Our Tea Table is a great place to find new friends, chat it up with your chums, and enjoy the comfort of our beautiful Sanctuary home.

holiday SHoppe

LOCATED OFF CALVIN CENTER BREEZEWAY

Visit our Holiday Shoppe to find treasures of all sorts! Ornaments, books, linens, decorations, and fun items galore!

Home Tours

THE BLUE BIRD HOME
Cost: $20

A description from our realtor:

Nestled behind private gates sits this finely crafted European Estate on a quiet Paradise Valley street. Designed for intimate living the 6800 sf main house also opens for perfect, lavish entertaining. Great room is open to Chef’s Kitchen featuring 6-burner Wolf Range and ovens, Miehle coffee system, 2 pantrys and adjoining breakfast area.
 
Lavish outdoor garden boasts a new blue tile lap pool and spa framed by outdoor Ramada with fireplace and views of Mummy Mountain.
6800 sf Main house includes intimate Master Suite, office and 3 guest bedrooms plus Theater, Billiard and Exercise Rooms. Guest Casita in front courtyard with living & bedroom and attached garage. 900 sf Separate Guest house includes living and dining room, full kitchen and bedroom. Five car Garage and Solar Heated Pool

kitchen treasures

LOCATED IN FIRESIDE ROOM

Come tempt your taste buds with homemade jams, pickles, snacks and baked goods - all lovingly made for your holiday table. There is also a wonderful selection of cookbooks, antiques, aprons, and kitchen fun. Come check us out!

luncheon

LOCATED IN LANDES CENTER & LANDES CENTER PATIO
Cost: $20

This year's lunch boasts a Southwestern flair. Enjoy .... Vegetarian option available.

SILENT AUCTION

LOCATED IN LANDES CENTER

Shop fine items of china, silverware, artwork, and furniture - on display at the Silent Auction. This is also where you’ll find theater and sporting event tickets, resort and cabin stays, and assorted gift certificates. Contact Carmel Putnam: 602-400-3983, if you would like to donate to the silent auction. 

TIFFANY WEST costume jewelry

LOCATED IN ROOM 409

This department is filled with beautiful treasures and trinkets including jewelry and jewelry boxes. You’ll find something here for any age and occasion.

WATCH DOG

LOCATED IN ROOM 409

These famous dogs made from watches, jewelry and chains take about 5 months to make. They have been a popular item for the past 17 years at the Cooks tour. A picture of one of these famous dogs can be seen below.  This years watch dog is accepting donations, black small faced watches and black jewelry. If you have donations please leave at the front desk for Mirian Green.

WHITE ELEPHANT SPRING SALE April 5-6, 2019

WHITE ELEPHANT DROP-OFF 
Beginning September 1, drop-off is every Saturday from 8-11AM, Landes Center (west side)
DROP-OFF CLOSED: November 3 and 24; December 22 and 29; January 5
Contact: Jan Cooper

Due to the popularity of this event - WHITE ELEPHANT (NOW KNOWN AS WHITE ELEPHANT SPRING SALE) - takes place on April 5 and 6. Our committee is accepting your treasures - clothing, household goods, books, linens, small appliances - now and up to the date of the event. Please contact Jan Cooper with any questions.

 

WELCOME BACK COOKS' TOUR ATTENDEES! I HOPE YOU ARE AS EXCITED AS WE ARE FOR OUR 2018 EVENT TO BE HELD ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 9AM-3PM

TICKET INFORMATION
Costs: $20 Lunch; $20 Home Tours

Ticket sales begin Sunday, October 7 and can be purchased online, after worship services, or Monday through Friday from 10AM to Noon in the administration building library.
Each year, Cooks' Tour partners with local and global mission causes to help meet the needs of others. Proceeds collected during the annual event are distributed to ministries through an application process. Visit "A Rich History" for more information.

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LUNCHEON|11AM- 2PM

Southwestern Menu with a Vegetarian Option
Location: Landes Center and Landes Center Patio
Cost: $20

After a long and fulfilling morning, join hundreds of others for our annual Luncheon. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, catch up with old friends. Beautiful centerpieces for the luncheon are created and available for purchase.

HOME TOUR|8:40-11:40AM

The Blue Bird House
Cost: $20

Nestled behind private gates sits this finely crafted European Estate on a quiet Paradise Valley street. Designed for intimate living, the 6800 square foot main house also opens for perfect and lavish entertaining. Great room is open to a Chef's Kitchen featuring six burner Wolf Range and ovens, Miehle coffee system, two pantries and an adjoining breakfast area. 

A lavish outdoor garden boasts a new blue tile lap pool and spa framed by outdoor Ramada with fireplace and views of Mummy Mountain. 6800 square foot Main house includes intimate Master Suite, office and three guest bedrooms plus Theater, Billiard, and Exercise Rooms. Guest Casita in the front courtyard with living & bedroom and an attached garage. 900 square foot separate Guest house include living and dining room, full kitchen and bedroom.  Five car garage and solar heated pool!

   

            

Co-chairs: Kathie Arner 602-739-4291 | Edie Kelsall: 602-505-9045

 

 You can be a part of this ongoing effort! 
It's an opportunity to give your time, talents, and treasures.
We would love to share your gifts during the event; no donation is too great or too small!

 

CHRISTMAS SHOPPE
Donate your Christmas Décor
Lynetta Norris: 480-315-8585

Just in time for the Christmas season! Your treasures will find a new home!

KITCHEN TREASURES
Item drop-off begins October 29
Kathy Arner: 602-992-3454

Would you be interested in baking for the Kitchen Treasures sale at Cooks' Tour? We are looking for pies, cakes, breads, jams, jellies, candies, etc. We will also gladly take any of your old cookbooks.

SILENT AUCTION
Carmel Putnam: 602-400-3983

Items needed for the Silent Auction include china, crystal, antiques, furniture, gift baskets, tickets to sporting or theater, restaurant certificates, etc. 

SPECIAL FRIENDS
Emily Courtright: 480-948-8952

Special Friends make financial contributions to cover the costs. This ensures money raised at Cooks' Tour will go directly to mission causes.

Donate Money

TEA TABLE
Cookie drop-off begins October 29
Dottie Rhoeades: 480-991-3981

We provide complimentary tea and cookies throughout this event. We need cookies. Bake or purchase favorite treats.

TIFFANY WEST
Wonderful Costume Jewelry at Cooks' Tour
Drop off at church office marked "Julie"
Julie Swanson: 602-377-0949

We are in need of jewelry boxes, trinkets, and costume jewelry. Also, if you have any small-faced black watches, let us know!

WHITE ELEPHANT
Spring Sale
Jan Cooper: 602-741-1717

Now accepting your treasures: clothing, household goods, books, linens, small appliances. Donate today!

 

 

 

Give your time, talents, and treasures! Cooks' Tour hosts hundreds at this annual event, so we need your help. Donate or volunteer; no gift is too great or small.  

CRAFTERS
Tuesdays, 9AM Calvin Center
Margaret Wheeler: 480-483-2609

If you enjoy using your skills to create things to help others, then Crafters is for you. Come join in the fellowship, fun, and creativity of this long-standing group of dedicated people.

 

SPECIAL FRIENDS
Emily Courtright: 480-948-8952

Special Friends make financial contributions to cover the costs. This ensures money raised at Cooks' Tour will go directly to mission causes.

TEA TABLE
Dottie Rhoeades: 480-991-3981

We need courteous and warm greeters to provide complimentary tea and cookies throughout this event. 

 

VOLUNTEER
Kathy Arner: 602-992-3454
Edie Kelsall: 602-505-9045
  

VOLUNTEER

 

Co-chairs: Kathy Arner, 602-739-4291 | Edie Kelsall: 602-505-9045

Over the past 47 years Cooks' Tour has raised over $1 million to support a wide variety of needs! 

Each year Cooks' Tour partners with local and global mission causes to help meet the needs of others. Monies collected during the annual event are distributed to ministries through an application process.

Ministry of Hope, Malawi
Educational scholarships for girls
Mesa Presbyterian Ministries
Assist working poor with basic needs
Sky Harbor International Chaplaincy
Valley Day School
Scholarships and assistance
VPC Children's Ministry
Mobile centers & worship badges
Menaul School, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Renovation of on-campus cottage for new chaplain
Medical Benevolence Foundation, Haiti
Surgeries for women and children at Hospital Sainte Croix
Helping Hands for Single Moms, Phoenix
AAA Towing for 20 single mom college students
Audrey's Angels, Phoenix
Enrich the lives of the elderly in small group homes
Coronado High School Student Government, Scottsdale
Scholarships for leadership development
MentorKids, Phoenix
South Phoenix summer enrichment program
Over $1 million has been raised over the past 46 years to support missions in our community,and around the world.  

If you would love to learn more about the history of Cooks' Tour we have highlighted the rich history of this annual event. Please click the buttons below to read more. 

 

HISTORY 

LISTING OF COOKS' TOUR

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