Only about 40 tickets remained Tuesday for The Times-Gazette’s 2016 Salt Homemakers Show Thursday at the Patriot Center at Southern State Community College. Doors open at 4 p.m. to visit vendors at the program, and the show kicks off at 6 p.m.
The three candidates for the contested Highland County commissioner seat will show off their culinary skills at the 28th edition of the show.
Republican candidate Terry Britton and his wife, Bonnie, will team up to create their famous “Britton Bars.” Democratic candidate Tara Campbell and her cousin and cooking partner Ryan Matthews will concoct a helping of “Campbell’s Cobbler.” Independent candidate Alex Butler and his mom, Andrea Holt, will whip up a “Patriotic Surprise.”
Tickets are $7 each and are available at the offices of The Times-Gazette, 108 Gov. Trimble Place, Hillsboro. 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.
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.
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 remaining vendor space, call 937-393-3456 by noon Wednesday.
A special section highlighting the Salt Homemakers Show can be found inside Wednesday’s Times-Gazette.