Bishop Burton marks memorable events in his life with varying amounts of chocolate chip cookies. On Wednesday night, Bishop Burton received the "Giant in Our City" award from the Salt Lake Chamber, earning it a 'giant cookie day' designation.
"Bishop Burton's influence goes way beyond his current role as bishop," said Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber. "This is a brilliant businessman, but most importantly a caring, loving human being."
Playing on the cookie ranking, upwards of 2,000 guests who attended the award ceremony at the Grand America Hotel, including Gov. Gary Herbert, the First Presidency of the LDS Church, Salt Lake Mayor Ralph Becker and Senate President Michael Waddoups, toasted chocolate chip cookies in Bishop Burton's honor.