2009-04-16 / Front Page

Chamber to spotlight cooks and businesses in community cookbook

The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce will be showcasing some of the best cooks in Georgia when it publishes its new community cookbook this summer.

The chamber is asking all local cooks to send in three or four of their favorite recipes for publication as soon as possible. One or more of the recipes will be included in the cookbook along with the name of the individual submitting the recipe.

Recipe forms were inserted in the April 9 edition of The Lincoln Journal; additional forms are available at the chamber office, located in the Blanchard House at 112 N. Washington Street.

Cooks are asked to type or carefully print their recipes on the forms proeducation vided, using one form per recipe.

The deadline to submit a recipe for publication is Friday, May 15.

With a goal of 500 recipes, the chamber aims to have all of the best recipes in Lincoln County conveniently located in one cookbook.

The chamber of commerce will also be promoting local businesses in the cookbook. The ads range in size from a quarter page to a full page.

According to Susan Banks, executive director of the chamber, "The advertising costs are very reasonable, and these ads will have a very long shelf life, viewed by cooks for years to come."

Those interested in purchasing advertising space in the cookbook should contact Banks at the chamber office by the May 15 deadline.

Banks further noted, "Some of our students at LCES will be participating in a drawing contest — the winning entries will be used as the divider pages in the cookbook.

"The art work of seven different students will be selected for the seven food categories that will be featured in the cookbook. These illustrations will make the cookbook even more of a keepsake."

In other comments, the chamber's executive director stated, "We are anticipating a great demand for these cookbooks, so we want to be certain we are ordering enough. It would help us immensely if those wishing to purchase cookbooks would drop by the chamber office and reserve their copies sometime in the very near future.

"Unfortunately, if you don't reserve a copy now, we may not have a cookbook for you."

The cost is $18 each.

Banks pointed out that the cookbooks will be out just in time for the holidays. "Just think of the new recipes you can try out for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The cookbooks will also make great gifts for family and friends alike."

Recipes and/or orders for the new cookbook may be hand-delivered to the chamber office or mailed to the chamber at P.O. Box 810, Lincolnton, Georgia, 30817. Checks should be made payable to the Lincolnton- Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce.

All of the profits from the sale of the cookbook will go into the chamber treasury to support its current and future service projects.

For additional information, contact Susan Banks at 706-359-7970.

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