WEIRTON - There is still time for area residents interested in attending this year's Taste of Home Cooking School, taking place today at the Serbian-American Cultural Center in Weirton.
The Taste of Home Cooking School is presented by The Weirton Daily Times and the Herald-Star, and will feature culinary specialist Michael Barna presenting 10 recipes for those in attendance.
Tickets will be available at the door at a cost of $10 for general admission, $25 for preferred seating and $45 for VIP seats. Doors will open at 5 p.m., and the cooking school will start at 7 p.m. VIP ticket holders are asked to be at the venue by 4:15 p.m. in order to gain entry to a special meet-and-greet reception with Barna.
COOKING SCHOOL EVENT TONIGHT — Hancock County Savings Bank is among this year’s major sponsors for the Taste of Home Cooking School, and also is providing some of the door prizes for the event, which is presented by The Weirton Daily Times and the Herald-Star. Newspaper Inside Sales Supervisor Maggie McGinnis, left, and sales representative Pat Scheel stand with the door prizes donated by the bank for the evening, which include a 24-inch flat screen television, a 12-piece set of porcelain nonstick cookware and a Keurig coffee maker. The Taste of Home Cooking School takes place today at the Serbian-American Cultural Center. Doors open at 5 p.m., with the show beginning at 7 p.m. -- Craig Howell
Among this year's major sponsors is Hancock County Savings Bank.
The bank has been a major local sponsor of the Taste of Home Cooking School for several years.
"Hancock County Savings Bank is pleased to be a major sponsor for the annual cooking school," said Cathy Ferrari, president and chief executive officer of the bank. "This event has become a tradition; and people from the Tri-State Area look forward to it each year. The cooking school provides an enjoyable, entertaining evening for everyone who attends."
The local bank, with branches in Weirton, New Cumberland and Chester, also has donated several door prizes for the event, including a 24-inch flat screen television, a 12-piece set of porcelain nonstick cookware and a Keurig coffee maker.
Hancock County Savings Bank also will have a table in the vendors room, which will be available to patrons prior to the start of the main event.
Other major sponsors are Weirton Medical Center and Create-A-Room.
The Taste of Home Cooking School is supported by M&M Hardware, Frank and Jerry Furniture and Appliances, Kroger Hollywood City Center and the Steubenville Wal-Mart.
Each attendee to the cooking school will receive a goody bag filled with Taste of Home magazines, coupons, samples and other treats.
Kelli McCoy, of LEX Multimedia will serve as the mistress of ceremonies for the evening.
In addition to the cooking demonstration, dozens of local and national vendors will be on hand, and guests also will be able to purchase tickets for a chance to win either a Weber Genesis E-3-10 gas grill or a Hyde Park six-piece dining set.
Tickets for the drawing are $5 each or three tickets for $10.
Tickets for the drawing are available at the Herald-Star office and M&M Hardware, and also will be available at the door.
(Howell can be contacted at email@example.com, and followed via Twitter @CHowellWDT)