Ham Festival Committee discusses memorabilia and promotions
by S. Alan Reed
May 24, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Ham Festival Committee met on May 22 to discuss plans for this year’s Ham Festival.

Cindy Mitchell spoke to the committee about a number of proposals she had for 30th Anniversary Ham Festival memorabilia. She proposed Christmas ornaments, bookmarks or lapel pins. With each commemorative unit costing $2.95 she proposed selling them at a retail cost of $5. With a total of 288 units, the festival would stand to profit by $1,440.

The committee debated which type of merchandise to sponsor, and gave Mitchell approval to proceed giving her a cost ceiling of $900 to work this project with. The ornaments, pins or bookmarks would all be marked celebrating the 30th anniversary of the event.

Mitchell presented a second proposal to the committee suggesting a commemorative Ham Festival guide, pending approval of the Editor of The Cadiz Record. The booklet would highlight vendors who agreed to a contract to appear at the festival, as well as profile entertainers scheduled to appear. Other fair information would be printed in the guide. Mitchell proposed that the booklet be available at the office of the Cadiz Record, as well as sold at the Ham Festival itself, for the cost of $1. The proceeds from sales would be paid in full to the Ham Festival.

Other features in the guide could include historical profiles of the festival, photo essays, award winning recipes from previous years and a perspective of the 30th anniversary.

She added that this booklet could be included in a larger package of souvenirs with a t-shirt and the Christmas ornament or other commemorative item.

Mitchell said that The Cadiz Record would fund the publication by selling advertisements.

The committee, with no out-of-pocket expense on their side agreed to let Mitchell pursue this proposal as well.

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