for the fun, leave with the food and fabulous prizes
almost time ... don't miss it!
Taste of Home magazines pictured at left, come free in every
goodie bag, along with a variety of other items including
valuable coupons. The magazines have a retail value of $10,
which is the cost of the ticket for the cooking school.
The Taste of Home Cooking Show is less than two
weeks away and some people still dont have their tickets!
You wont want to miss this spectacular event that comes
to Ripley County every other year bringing lots of free prizes
and an evening of fun. The ticket fee of only $10 is more than
covered when each attendee receives their goodie bag, which
is filled with more than $25 worth of prizes including two magazines
from Taste of Home (worth $10), national and local coupons with
special deals, and a variety of kitchen gadgets and product
samples - all free to everyone who attend the show. Each goodie
bag will have a 12 oz. bottle of Frenchs Dijon mustard
Part of the proceeds from the event will go to South Ripley
The booths are an added bonus letting those attending buy or
order products or services and sign up for free prizes. There
will be a variety of booths including Tupperware, Pats
Bulk Food, and Tri Kappa's famous cheeseballs. Ripley Publishing
Co. will have the familiar faces youre used to seeing
in their office at a booth selling Taste of Home cookbooks and
signing people up for newspaper subscriptions. Health Centered
Chiropractic will have a booth, along with CVS where flu shots
will be available.These are just a few of the booths that will
be set up. See the ad inside today's paper for a complete list.
Theres much more. As attendees line up for the show outside
they will be able to see the latest models of cars from Tom
Tepe AutoCenter, who has also graciously donated 10 free oil
changes for door prizes, along with items for the goodie bags.
Southeastern Indiana REMC has provided a freezer for the grand
prize, with Ripley Publishing donating a microwave. The Versailles
Super Market has donated 20 bags of groceries, a blender and
valuable coupons. The Decatur County Memorial Hospital has put
together a wonderful basket of spa items, and a basket of cooking
items. Winning either would put the attendees evening
over the top. There are many more fabulous prizes. The Friendship
State Bank will have a booth, give out door prizes and have
a nice cheese slicer to add to the goodie bags. Appliances on
stage are provided by Four Seasons.
Thats just the pre-show. Then the cooking show begins
with the popular culinary specialist Dana Elliott who will be
doing the Cooking Made Easy show from the stage
area. She will demonstrate eight recipes such as Individual
Beef Wellington, Easy Lasagna Skillet, Breakfast Pizza, Hot
Fudge Cake and more. All of the dishes she makes that evening
will be given away as door prizes! Im looking forward
to being back in Ripley County, Elliott told The Versailles
Republican this week. She said the recipes are great quality
that can be made easily at home.
Elliott also released more information on prizes that will be
given away that night. I will be giving away five hardback
Taste of Home cookbooks, she noted. She also said Frenchs
will have a giant gift basket filled with every product they
make. There will be beautiful dishes her recipes will be displayed
and given away in, along with a Ball canning at home kit, which
includes everything right down to the jars. In each goodie bag
there is a package of instant fruit pectin and classic pectin
Come early to this show where doors will open at 5 p.m. on November
8. The show will be held at the South Ripley Elementary School
Gymnasium at 7 p.m. with the booths situated in the cafeteria.
The Dabney Baptist Church will again provide tasty sandwiches
and desserts (the apple dumplings are nearly world famous!)
for purchase. Bring cash for the booths as many will not be
set up for credit cards.
There will be front row seating for those who wait in line and
are first through the door. Handicap seating is also available.
Dont miss this chance for an evening of fun, free prizes,
and fabulous food.
Tickets are still available at Ripley Publishing Co., 115 S.
Washington St., Versailles, or you can order online by visiting
www.ripleynews.com. Click on Headlines to find the
Click here to order tickets button under the Taste
of Home Cooking School logo. Tickets can be ordered by calling
the newspaper office at 812-689-6364 where major credit cards
are accepted. The office is open Monday through Thursday from
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.