Pecos County Dinner Tonight program slated for March 23 in Fort Stockton

 

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu

Contact: Karan Heffelfinger, 432-336-2541, kaheffelfinger@ag.tamu.edu

FORT STOCKTON – Hungry West Texans seeking new ideas for a tastier, healthier dining experience are urged to mark their calendars for the 2017 Pecos County Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School set for March 23 at the Large Community Hall in Rooney Park, 401 Spring Dr., Fort Stockton.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 6 p.m., said Karan Heffelfinger, AgriLife Extension agent for family and consumer sciences in Pecos County.

“The whole idea behind these live cooking demonstrations is to teach aspiring cooks and maybe even some old pros how to prepare easy, nutritious meals and snacks for their whole family,” Heffelfinger said.

Individual registration is $20. Registration will be accepted upon arrival, though early registrants will receive an extra door prize ticket. To register and for more information, call the AgriLife Extension office in Pecos County at 432-336-2541.

Heffelfinger said the Dinner Tonight program was developed to provide busy families with quick, healthy, cost effective recipes that taste great. The program also provides recipes, and offers weekly video demonstrations on cooking tips and techniques, nutrition topics, menu planning basics and information on healthy living.

“The program’s ultimate goal is to improve the health and wellness of Texans through nutrition education,” Heffelfinger said. “So we urge anyone interested to join us at the cooking school to learn firsthand what the program has to offer.”

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