Thursday, July 9, 2009

Full steam ahead!

Pullman's 4th of July celebration went incredibly well. Not as many were in attendance this year, but we are blaming that on the scorching heat. It was a gorgeous day on the Palouse. The fireworks were fantastic! Thank you to all of you that came out to support the event! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Now that the fireworks have been lit, its time for the Chamber to get going...full steam ahead! The Lentil Festival is just 43 days away! The cook off applications have all been turned in and are ready to be prescreened so we can find our top 50! This year, we had some technical difficulties with our new online forms, so we ended up with 93 qualifying recipies this year, which was a bit shy of the 125 submitted last year. Those 93 recipes came from 30 different states, which is absolutely fantastic! We are still hoping to reach our goal of getting a recipe from each state in the future.

All of the recipes submitted will be prescreened by a few select judges. These judges will narrow our recipes down to the top 50. Those 50 will be the recipes entered in the Lengendary Lentil Cook Off!! We are all very anxious to see who makes the cut!

Vendor, contest and parade applications are still available online if anyone is interested. We are hopeful that this year's Lentil Festival will be bigger and better than ever!!

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