The first Taste of Home Cooking School ticket was sold Monday morning!

Wanda English Burnett

The very first person to get their Taste of Home Cooking School ticket Monday morning was Joyce Blazier of Versailles.

Blazier camped out early and sat in her lawn chair at the door of Ripley Publishing Co. She waited patiently until the doors opened promptly at 8:00 a.m. and was the first person to exchange $10 for a ticket to a night filled with excitement at the South Ripley Elementary School gymnasium on November 8.

The doors will open at 5 p.m. with a variety of booths available for those attending to browse through. They can not only get information, but items will be sold at the booths as well.

There will be a thrilling evening with Dana Elliott, culinary artist from Taste of Home, taking the stage at 7:00 p.m. to share easy-to-make recipes with those attending.

Door prizes will be awarded and everyone attending will be given a goodie bag filled with two magazines from Taste of Home, and much more.

Those attending are asked to bring canned goods that will be given to local food pantries for the upcoming season.

There are more tickets available. They can be purchased at the office of Ripley Publishing Co. at 115 S. Washington Street, Versailles, or you can call and have them mailed to you. Don’t delay. Get your tickets now. This has been a popular event in the past with tickets being snatched up quickly. There is limited seating, so now is the time to get your ticket so you won’t be left out.

You can call the newspaper office at 689-6364 to have your ticket mailed to you.

The cooking school is being brought to Versailles by Ripley Publishing Co., publishers of the Osgood Journal and The Versailles Republican, along with these major sponsors: Versailles Super Market, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Decatur County Memorial Hospital, Friendship State Bank, Tom Tepe AutoCenter, Four Seasons Heating and Cooling, plus many other sponsors who are making the event possible. Please patronize these places who are community minded.

Pictured in front clutching her Taste of Home Cooking School ticket is Joyce Blazier of Versailles. She was first in line Monday morning to buy her ticket for the popular cooking school that will be held November 8 at the South Ripley Elementary gym.