Committee member Cindy Sholar said that the company that was printing the Ham Festival brochures and recently called her to tell her that they were ready. She said she was surprised because the company had printed the brochures without giving her a chance to proofread them and give final approval. She said, though, that the information on the brochures was correct and that the company had agreed to sell them to her for half price.
“So we got 20,000 brochures for $600,” Sholar said.
The committee also discussed the designs for this year’s T-shirts. Committee member Patsy Garrison presented two designs to the committee. Both portrayed a distressed pig that had been told about the origins of ham. One had the pig saying, “Hams come from what?” and the other had the pig saying, “Hams come from where?” The members agreed that they preferred the one saying, “Hams come from where?” the best. Volunteer Cindy Mitchell suggested that they might want to consider putting clothes on the pig. Committee members Lucy Oliver and Pam Alexander both said they liked the pig as it was.
“I just think I’d like it better with clothes,” Mitchell said. “It looks sort of exposed.”
Garrison said she would bring designs with and without clothes to the next meeting.
Sholar announced at the beginning of the meeting that the committee’s funds, which total more than $80,000, had been transferred over to the city.
Committee member Ann McCormick discussed the plans to order plush pig water bottle holder, which unzip at the neck. Committee members were pleased with the look of the bottle holders, and said they wanted to place orders so they could be sold before the dates of the festival. Sholar suggested that they could be sold at summer events downtown and Skip Garrison said that if they turned out be very popular, the committee could order more to sell at the festival.
Sholar noted that the pigs would need to have some kind of label identifying them as merchandise of the Trigg County Country Ham Festival. Mitchell suggested that the labels could be placed on the pig’s ear and could resemble the tags that are placed on pigs’ ears. McCormick said that she could order ribbons from the plush animal company by the roll. Sholar said that pink or turquoise might be good colors for the ribbons.
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