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74th Annual Indiana Button Society Show and Competition is expected to attract hundreds of button enthusiast

Collectible buttons of every variety will be on display and available for purchase at the 74th annual Indiana Button Society Show and Competition on Friday, March 13th and Saturday, March 14th at the Radisson Hotel Indianapolis Airport, located at 2500 S. High School Road, Indianapolis.

Admission is just $3 per person.

Featuring vendors from the Midwest, the two-day event is expected to attract hundreds of button enthusiasts from throughout Indiana, Illinois and parts of Ohio and will take place at the Radisson Hotel on March 13th from 1 until 5 p.m. and on March 14th from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Hotel reservations can be made by calling (800) 333-3333. You can visit the Indiana State Button website at www.indianabuttonsociety.org.

Buttons have long served as a symbol of cultural and societal trends, as well as art styles, political persuasions and historical events. Collectible buttons hold a special significance to people whose collections are as fascinating, as they are unique for what they represent. And, that goes for everything from the materials that are used to make the button to its ‘place’ in history.

First organized in Sept. 1940, the Indiana Button Society is structured around the study and dissemination of information about these fascinating and never ending items.

The basis of a collection can be started and developed on any budget. For example, individual prices at the show will range from twenty-five cents to several hundred dollars, depending on its age, quality of workmanship and scarcity. During the recent recession, values have remained relatively firm, especially in the upper end of the market.

More information about what all is involved with button collecting also can be found on the National Button Society website at www.nationalbuttonsociety.org and visit the Indiana Button Society website at www.indianabuttonsociety.

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How to make Apple Pie Tacos

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — It’s dessert … in a taco shell!

Apple Pie Tacos are easy, delicious, and kids love them! 

Apple Pie Tacos

9 soft street-taco shells (see note below)
2 tablespoons raw sugar 
1-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, divided 
5 ROCKIT® apples, skin left on and diced
2 tablespoon raw honey 
1 tablespoon lemon juice 
2 teaspoons cornstarch 
1/4 cup water, plus more
coconut whipped cream 

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a plate, sprinkle raw sugar and cinnamon. Gently mix the two together. Spray both sides of the soft taco shells with nonstick cooking spray, then lightly dip both sides in the cinnamon mixture. 
2. Flip a muffin tin over. Place each cinnamon-coated soft taco shell between each of the muffin tins, so that the muffin-tin humps help the taco shell stay in place and formed. Place in the the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool completely. 
3. To make apple filling, combine chopped apples, honey, lemon juice and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a small saucepan. Stir cornstarch into the 1/4 cup water and add to the saucepan. Heat on medium for about 10 minutes until apples are completely softened and gooey-thick. You may need to add more water — about another 1/4 cup — as the apples cook to create a sauce-like mixture. 
4. Spoon the apple filling into each of the taco shells. Top with coconut whipped cream and a sprinkle cinnamon, or a little granola.  Enjoy immediately! 

Apple Pie Tacos (WISH Photo/Annessa Chumbley)

Note: A tortilla that’s about 3-4 inches across works great. If you need to, you can take a larger wheat tortilla, and cookie-cut it using a 3-4 inch small bowl. 

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