The Taste of South Logan County will be held next Wednesday, July 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jeral Hampton meeting place.

It is there area home cooks and restaurant chefs will be able to find out who is the best in South Logan County by bringing a main dish, side dish or a dessert to the event

Booneville Development Corporation/South Logan County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Susan Bulger said last week several area culinary experts have signed on to compete but the sponsoring organization is always looking for anyone who wants to offer their specialty.

To do so have the dish at the Meeting Place about 10 a.m. next Wednesday. Dishes from home cooks should be large enough to feed eight to 10 folks and those from local eateries should be able to feed 12 to 16, Bulger said.

The July 25 Taste will be the third for the event since its relaunch in 2016.

The first year for the restart saw more than 150 guests pay the $10 per plate fee and last year’s event drew somewhere between 100 and 150 as well.

In it’s heyday, prior to being scheduled during the dead period for high school athletes, the event drew as many as 200 people, in its inaugural year of 2007, and 175 in other years.

The event is a fundraiser for the BDC/Chamber with proceeds going to fund other events including paying for speakers for the organization’s annual banquet.

Diners at last year’s event selected Brenda Brewer’s bacon dressed potatoes as the best main dish, Rosezanna Webster’s layered salad as the best side dish, and Tiffany Rodatz’s banana pudding as the best dessert.