Salt bowl tailgate party plans are announced

Benton and Bryant area chamber of commerce members are invited to set up booths for a tailgate party to be held in conjunction with the 2012 Salt Bowl game between the two competing schools.
The Salt Bowl game between Benton and Bryant will be taking place Friday, Sept. 21, at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.  Attendance at this game is traditionally the highest at any high school game in the state, according to a Benton Area Chamber of Commerce spokesperson.

Vendors are asked to register with the Benton Area Chamber of Commerce. 
The fee for first time vendors is $300, the fee for repeat vendors is $250 and the fee for nonprofit organizations and churches is $100.  Payment by credit card are accepted.

Payment is due no later than Wednesday, September 19.  On Thursday, September 20, a drawing will be held to determine the positions of the vendors and they will be notified that afternoon.

Banks must register with Dianne Jester at Bank of the Ozarks (315-0069, or Shaun Jundt at Arkansas Federal Credit Union (533-2258,

A booth can be set up any time after 10 a.m. on Sept. 21 and needs be be dismantled by 7 p.m.

Proceeds from the Salt Bowl are split equally between the Benton and Bryant school district athletic departments.
For now, booth reservations may be made at the Benton Area chamber of Commerce at 503-315-8272; the number will change to 860-7002 on Sept. 1.
By email, the reservations may be made

**Published earlier today in The Saline Courier. A selection of our local stories is available online, but for complete news and sports coverage, subscribe to our print edition.