Our BBQ was last Saturday night…and it was good!
Ernie cooked chicken for several hours with the Nice Boss Lady’s husband (Mike) then the Fire Dept was called out on a grass fire about 2 miles away from us. It was good that all the volunteer fire fighters were in one place and all the fire trucks were parked at the BBQ….we sent out 2 fast attack trucks, 2 brush trucks and the water tender.
The winds were gale force, but the Lord was watching over the guys and the fire…they had it completely out before it burned much more than 5 acres. By 6PM, the fire fighters were back at the BBQ and ready to eat.
I spent most of the night on the serving line. I enjoy talking to the folks and visiting as friends come through the line. That’s me…second from the left with the kinky hair! In line with me are LeeAnn, Amber, Sandra and Teresa.
We had a cake auction which is always a highlight of the BBQ. It’s fun to watch the cakes go for sky high prices. My lemon cake was the first item and it didn’t fetch much, but the Orange Chiffon brought $58.00. There were cakes and pies that went for even more! People got into good natured bidding wars over things like 12 Apricot fried pies…or an Italian Cream Cake…so many good looking cakes!!! We came home with 3 :-)
We fed a room full of hungry folks…and there was more seating outside which stayed full. Our largest bake sale supporter is the man in the foreground. That’s Basil and he has a big heart and an even bigger sweet tooth. I lost count of how many cakes he bought after the 5th one.
Pam and Deana took care of the raffles and the door prizes…for hours! We had some great items donated by businesses in the Abilene/Brownwood/Coleman/Cross Plains area. There were several beautiful laser cut western scenes and other art work. I saw all manner of gift certificates for fine dining, fast food places, beauty shops, the grocery stores, the gym and so on…Deana heads a great crew for rounding up the opportunity items and door prizes.
All in all, think everyone had a good time and certainly no one left hungry. Me, I’m thankful it’s behind us and we can relax for a few months before we start all over again.
Susan ~ Patchkat