Hopefuls to demonstrate culinary skills
The three candidates vying for the open seat on the Highland County commission will show off their culinary skills at the 28th edition of The Times-Gazette’s Salt Homemakers Show.
The show will be held Thursday, April 28 at the Patriot Center at Southern State Community College.
Republican candidate Terry Britton, Democratic candidate Tara Campbell and independent candidate Alex Butler will prepare their favorite dishes and share their recipes with the hundreds of guests who typically attend each year’s program.
“We’re thrilled that Terry, Tara and Alex have agreed to participate in this year’s show, demonstrate their cooking skills, and partake in the overall fun and excitement that makes the Homemakers Show one of the most enjoyable events of the year,” said Gary Abernathy, publisher and editor of The Times-Gazette.
Tickets are $7 each and are available now at the offices of The Times-Gazette, 108 Gov. Trimble Place, Hillsboro. Tickets have already been going fast, and a crowd of about 500 is typical for the show. All attendees must have a ticket.
Sharon Hughes, media sales director of The Times-Gazette, will once again emcee the show along with Leslie Ramsey of WVNU.
As always, the event will also support the Highland County Homeless Shelter. Anyone bringing five cans of food will receive one door prize ticket. Bringing 10 cans of food will net three door prize tickets. More than a ton of food is usually collected for the shelter, and Sheriff Donnie Barrera traditionally helps collect the food at the door.
Doors will open at 4 p.m. and the show will begin at 6 p.m. The event usually features around 40 vendors, all giving away food, gifts or prizes throughout the evening. Around 100 total gifts or door prizes are awarded during most shows.
Each year, the program showcases local individuals showing off their culinary skills in a fun and informative presentation that often brings laughter through humor both planned and unplanned.
The show moved last year from the SSCC auditorium to the nearby Patriot Center, where access to vendors was more convenient and audience members could take their seats earlier than in previous years.
To reserve tickets or vendor space, call 937-393-3456.