One of my favorite things that happen in November is the Trigg County Women’s Show. This annual event will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013, from 9:30 AM until 2:00 PM at the Trigg County Recreational Complex. This show is sponsored by the Trigg County Extension Homemakers Association and is the only fundraising done to support their scholarship fund.
The Trigg County Women’s Show has two purposes. First, it serves as a venue to help women access information important to their well-being. Secondly, it allows women with home-based businesses an opportunity to promote and sell their products.
From its inception in June of 2003, the Women’s Show has attracted around 50 vendors from Trigg County and the surrounding areas. In 2009, the show was moved to the second Saturday in November to help vendors take advantage of Christmas sales. Returning vendors for the 2013 Women’s Show include the Hancock’s Neighborhood Market, Gale’s Purses, Elianto Jewelry, The Silver Chicks, Lakeland Artisan Guild, Origami Owl, Thirty-One Gifts, Scentsy, Tupperware, Avon, Pampered Chef, Cookie Lee Jewelry, . First time vendors include Deb Dazzled Jewelry, Amy’s Windows, The Wine Rack, AD Designs, doTerra Essential Oils, The Wild Zebra, Bonnie’s Boutique, and Just a Razzle Dazzle Hairbows. These and many more vendors will provide a wide variety of shopping opportunities.
Other organizations and vendors will be providing informational booths about the services they offer. These include The Bank of Cadiz, Heritage Bank, FNB Bank, Trigg County Hospital and Hospital Auxillary, Cadiz Eye Clinic, American Red Cross, John L. Street Library, Beta Nu, PACS-RSVP, Ophthalmology Associates of West Kentucky, Freeman Family Dentistry, Bradford Heights, Barkley Plantation Assisted Living, Wellness Works/Murray -Calloway County Hospital, Renew U Yoga Studio, Season’s Behavioral Health, Princeton Health and Rehab Center, Suncrest Home Health, and Hopkinsville Hearing Center.
One Trigg County Homemaker member that participates annually in the Women’s Show is Faria P’Pool. Faria is a member of the Town and Country Homemakers. She has a home-based business called “Summer of ’69 Vintage Clothing.” In her spare time, Faria combs through consignment and thrift stores for well-made classic clothing and accessories. When asked why she comes to the Women’s Show each year, Faria stated “I love having a booth at the women’s show because I get to meet new people and it helps people to be aware of my business and the services I provide.”
Another pair of Homemaker members that annually support the Trigg County Women’s Show are Margaret Cheatham and Relissa Torian. Margaret is a Mailbox Member and Relissa is a member of our Ebony Twilight Homemakers Club. This mother-daughter team have a booth where they sell their home baked goodies and homemade jams, jellies, and relishes. You have to get to the Women’s Show early if you want one of Mrs. Margaret’s fried pies. They are the first item to sell out!
Each year the County Homemakers sponsor two scholarships of $500 each. The 2013 winner of the scholarship was Mason Hyde, grandson of Clara Lawrence who is a member of the Town and Country Homemakers Club. Mason is currently a student at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.
Trigg County High School Seniors who have family members that are actively involved in the Homemaker organization are encouraged to stop by the school’s guidance office and pick up and complete an application. To be eligible for these scholarships, one must be an active Homemaker for at least 3 years, or the child or grandchild of an active Homemaker. The student must be a resident of Trigg County and a graduating senior or currently be enrolled in a post-secondary institution. The scholarship can be used for a two- or four-year college or vocational training. The scholarship committee considers scholastic ability as well as leadership and citizenship activities when choosing the recipients. The deadline for 2014 applications will be Friday, April 18, 2014.
Make plans to join us at the Recreational Complex on Saturday, November 9th and enjoy the Trigg County Women’s Show! There will be lots of door prizes given away through the day. The event is free to the public, but we will gladly accept donations to the scholarship fund at the door! Hope to see you there!
The recipes included in this column are found in the “Favorite Recipes” Trigg County Homemaker cookbook published in 1978.
For more information contact Cecelia Hostilo at the Trigg County Extension Office by calling 522-3269.
Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.
Cadiz Day Homemakers
1 (1-lb.) packages wieners or franks
1 large onions, thinly sliced
3⁄4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1⁄4 cup ground cumin
1 (4 1⁄2-oz.) bottle pepper or hot sauce
4 cups white vinegar
Slice each wiener or frank into 3 pieces. Combine with onion and set aside. Combine remaining ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a boil and boil about 3 minutes. Pour over wieners and onions. Cover tightly. Refrigerate for several days.
Banana Nut Bread
1⁄2 cup sugar
1⁄2 cup shortening
2 ripe bananas
3 tablespoons milk
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 cup chopped nuts
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
Add ingredients in a medium mixing bowl in the order given and mix after each addition. Put batter in a well-greased loaf pan and bake at 350°F for 45 minutes, or until done.
Cadiz Night Homemakers
1 can cherry pie filling
1⁄2 cup sugar
1⁄2 cup water
2 small boxes cherry gelatin
1 medium can crushed pineapple
1⁄2 cup chopped nuts
1 small cola, cold (1 cup)
Combine the cherry pie filling, sugar and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and add the gelatin, pineapple, nuts, and coke. Pour in an 8” x 8” x 2” dish and chill until set.
Golden Scalloped Potatoes
Lake Barkley Homemakers
1 can cream of celery soup
1/3 cup milk
Dash of pepper
4 cups sliced potatoes
1 small onion, sliced
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon butter
Paprika to taste
Combine soup, milk, and pepper. In a buttered 1 1⁄2 quart casserole arrange alternate layers of potatoes onion, soup, and cheese. Repeat layers until dish is filled. Dot the top with the butter and sprinkle with paprika. Cover and bake at 375°F for 1 hour. Uncover and bake until potatoes are done, about 15 more minutes.