Heartland Cuisine: 2023 Huron Area Concert Association


The Huron Area Concert Association (HACA) is a volunteer-led association that exists to cultivate interest in music, provide a variety of concerts in the Huron area and build a permanent concert audience.

The HACA board is made up of Emma Tschetter, president; Dixie Yohn, secretary; Susan Hines, treasurer; Molly Lamont, publicity; Ann Blondheim, membership; Jessica Langbehn, communications; June Wipf, Betty Albright and Connor Langbehn, business sponsors; Wilma Pageler, hospitality; Jessica Hotchkiss, volunteer chair; and Jackie Spillum, at-large member.

The concert line-up for 2023-2024 is as follows: 
• Phat Cat Swinger:  A “little-big” 11-piece band that specializes in high-energy music, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m., Huron High School Auditorium.
• Jason Lyle Black:  An award-winning piano showman, who takes the audience on a trip through various musical styles, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m., Huron High School.
• Empire Trio:  a group that sings beloved songs from the world of film from the 1930s to mid-1990s, Jan. 28 at  7:30 p.m., James Valley Christian High School.
• The Garms Family: A Christian couple and their six children proclaim the hope they received with their voices and instruments, April 14, at 3 p.m., James Valley Christian High School.
• 7000 Miles to Broadway:  Tony Award nominee Robert Spencer entertains you with a musical journey, May 16 at 7:30 p.m., Huron High School.

The HACA board works with Allied Concert Services (www.alliedconcertservices.com) to select a variety of concerts for audiences to experience. The number of concerts is based upon the income from ticket sales plus the cost for the musical artist(s).

An individual season ticket may be purchased for $50. A family membership is $115 and includes a ticket for the entire family, no matter the size of the family. A student membership is $15. In addition to the five concerts in Huron, if you are willing to travel, you could attend other reciprocity concerts in Gettysburg, Mitchell and Pierre.

For more information on the concert line-up, go the www.huronareaconcertassociation.com. For more information about the various artists, go to www.alliedconcertservices.com.

If you have questions or need further information, call 605-353-4939 and ask for Emma, or contact any of the volunteer board members.

Win a Family Membership
A generous person has purchased a Family membership and is donating it back to HACA to give away.  So, if your family wishes to get into the drawing for a free Family membership, send your name and phone number to huronconcert@gmail.com by Aug. 31. The drawing will be held on Sept. 1.

Zucchini Bars
From Wilma Pageler
    2 cups sugar
    1 cup oil
    3 eggs
    2 cups flour
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    2 cups shredded zucchini
    1 small carrot, shredded
    ¾ cup rolled oats
    1 cup chopped walnuts


    ¼ cup soft butter    2 teaspoons vanilla
    2 ½ cups confectioners sugar
    3-ounce package cream cheese, softened

Beat together sugar, oil, and eggs in large bowl. Beat in flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, baking powder and vanilla. Beat 1-2 minutes until well mixed. Fold in zucchini, carrot, oats and nuts; mix well. Pour into 15-by-10-inch pan with sides. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes. Make frosting by beating all ingredients together until smooth. Frost when bars are cool.

Corn Casserole
From Dixie Yohn
    16-ounce can whole kernel corn
    16-ounce can cream style corn
    1 small can green chilies
    1/2 cup butter
    8 ounces sour cream
    1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    1 box cornbread mix
    2 eggs

Mix all ingredients except cheese and bake in 9-by-13-inch dish for 30-45 minutes at 350 degrees F. When almost set, top with the shredded cheese and bake until cheese is melted and lightly brown.

Blueberry Buckle
From Molly Lamont
    3 cups sifted flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1 cup sugar
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 cup butter
    1 cup milk                                        
    1 cup sour cream
    2 eggs
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 can blueberry pie filling            

Mix flour, sugar, baking soda and baking powder together. Cut in butter and add remaining ingredients except for blueberry pie filling. Spread ½ mixture in greased 9-by-13-inch pan. Cover with 1 can blueberry pie filling. Spread remaining batter on top.


    ¼ cup flour
    ¼ cup sugar
    3 Tablespoons butter, cut in

Sprinkle topping on top. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes.

Pineapple Cheese Ball
From Emma Tschetter
    2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened

    2  Tablespoons green peppers, diced
    1 small can crushed pineapple
    1 teaspoon celery salt
    1 Tablespoon onion, chopped

Roll in a ball and then roll in sunflower seeds or your favorite nuts

Layer Lettuce Salad
From Susan Hines
    1 head lettuce, torn into pieces
    1 cup diced celery
    4-6 sliced hard boiled eggs
    10-ounce package frozen peas
    ½ cup green pepper, diced
    1 onion, diced
    10 slices crumbled bacon
    4 ounces grated cheddar cheese
    2 cups mayo
    2 Tablespoons sugar
    2 Tablespoons cream

Layer first six ingredients.Spread on dressing. Put bacon and cheese on top. Refrigerate 8-12 hours.