A variety of symbols displayed among the booths at the Deseret News Home and Summer Living Show in the Salt Palace may lead those attending the show to a new gas barbecue grill.
A treasure hunt for the symbols - five different ones with no significance except as clues - begins Thursday at the four-day event. The symbols include a cloverleaf, fleur-de-lis, tulip, heart and star.Sponsored in cooperation with the Home Builders Association of Greater Salt Lake and the Newspaper Agency Corp., this year's free show is combined with the annual Showcase of Homes. Show hours are Thursday, 2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Friday, noon to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
This year's show has been expanded to four days to accommodate the crowds the size of those that attended previous exhibits.
Treasure hunters may pick up an entry form, which includes the five symbols, at the Deseret News Information Center as they enter the exhibition hall.
Treasure hunters should visit each booth in the show and look for all five symbols printed on 6-by-6-inch yellow cards. The name of the company in the booth displaying the clue should be matched to the same symbol on the entry form.
When all five symbols have been found, entries should be deposited in the main Home Builders Association area by 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, or by 3 p.m. Sunday. A drawing will be made from each day's entries and the first entry drawn with the right answers wins a gas barbecue grill.
In the Home Builders Association area, photographs of nine new homes constructed by its members will be displayed. The new dwellings, featured in the organizations's annual Showcase of Homes, are located throughout Salt Lake County.
In addition, merchants will have booths throughout the spacious hall.
A "Bake-Off Bonanza" will be a highlight of the show Saturday.
Categories include one for cakes, two for pies and two for cookies, according to Ann Whiting Allen, Deseret News food editor. All recipes must be from scratch - no mixes or mix combinations will be accepted.
An unlimited number of recipes may be submitted in each category. Entries must be taken to the Palace between 10 a.m. and noon Saturday.
Judges will be Al Church, Deseret News restaurant critic; Susan Montgomery of the Utah Dairy Commission; and Ellen Furgis, associated with such programs as the annual Greek Festival.
Judging will be based on overall appeal, ease of preparation, taste and appearance. First-place winner in each category will receive $25; $15 for second, and $5 for third.
Winners will be announced at the show Saturday at 2 p.m., and winning recipes will be published in the Today Section of the Deseret News.