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Fall Festival Food Booth Report

Here's Tuesday's report from the 91st Fall Festival.  Not as rainy today so a noticeably larger crowd.  A big thanks to my judges Carla Kratz, Casey Hahn, Kathy Collins, Lisa and Don Swenson.  Lisa is Kathy's sister and grew up on the Westside but Don is from Siren, Wisconsin where they both now live.  Lisa was thrilled to be back for a Fall Festival, this was Don's first.  He's was a trooper too, never a complaint and was extremely impressed with the enormous selection.  You gotta love a guy who embraces the Fall Festival immediately, right?

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2012 Fall Festival--Diane's Team (Day 1 Booth Reviews)

Diane's team hit Franklin Street yesterday to begin the task of tasting every booth and make our recommendations. Here are the reults from Day 1:

 

Booth 46—Evansville Lutheran School (Smoked Turkey Leg) Big and juicy, it’s a Franklin Street staple, but it was left off the munchies map this year.

Booth 47—Evansville Racing Pigeon Club (Chili-Cheese Hot Tamale) This is a new item this year, and it was delicious.

Deaconess Wise Choice Munchie Map

We talked about this on the Afternoon Show Thursday.  Here's the link to the Deaconess Wise Choice Munchie Map.

http://www.deaconess.com/PDFS/DH/Deaconess-Wise-Choice-Map.aspx

 

Eating the Fall Festival

The 91st West SIde Nut Club Fall Festival takes place all next week on Evansville's West Side and again WIKY will be sampling every food booth on Franklin Street.  We assemble three teams of listener volunteers, one with Diane, one with Mark Evans, and my team, with each required to visit about 22 booths per day.  We hit the street Monday at 11 for about an hour or so and by Tuesday at 12:30, we've sampled all the booths.  We originally thought we could do it all in one day but come on, that would be inhuman.  We don't sample every

Hmmm, what is that mystery cobbler that will be at the Fall Festival??

Joelle Knight from SWIRCA stopped by the WIKY Morning Show today to have us sample the new "mystery" cobbler they'll be serving next week at the Fall Festival. Their booth is #78 right in front of the Pet Food Center.  The mystery cobbler was delicious, by the way. Visit SWIRCA's website at http://swirca.org to view the clues and make your guess.

The Rumors are Untrue!

We heard last week a disturbing rumor that the Log Inn was closing.  What?  An entire region denied fine fried chicken?  Say it ain't so!

OK, it ain't so.  We heard from Rita Elpers, whose family has owned the Log Inn for these many years, and she told us that not only had she heard the rumor (and would love to know where it started) but it's totally false.  She and her family (the next generation of Elpers have already taken over day to day operations

Never Forget

This tribute was aired on the WIKY Morning Show September 11, 2012 -

http://www.wiky.com/content/never-forget

9/11.....11 years later

In a flash, the New York skyline changed from this:


to this:

Like all of us who work mornings in broadcasting, we witnessed this live on the air.  My friend Mary-Beth Owen had just arrived to do an interview to promote the upcoming Race For the Cure.

Candy Corn Oreos? Oh my!!

Halloween is fast approaching, and Nabisco has come up with something brilliant! (At least that is my opinion, since I love Candy Corn!)

They've got a limited edition vanilla Oreo with the filling made from Candy Corn!! They're only available at Target, by the way.

On the WIKY Morning Show tomorrow, I'm going to do a taste-test live on the air; should be yummy!!

Another Reason Diane Should Never Go on Vacation

It turns out Labor Day is NOT a day set aside to honor the mother of the Osmond family.  Imagine my surprise.  No, it's celebration of American labor and for decades the Labor Day Association has held a big traveling bash with rides, fair food, a parade and more over the Labor Day weekend.  This year it's being held at the Pike County Fairgrounds and gets underway Friday and runs through Monday.  Here's the rundown for this year's celebration - http://www.labordayassoc.com/events.asp (Remember that Pike Country i

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