Friday, July 25, 2008

Pioneer Day, It's Done!!!!

Here in Utah, the 24th of July is a big deal. Pioneer Day. I live in a small town and for some reason our church puts on the big town celebration. There is breakfast, a 5K, a parade, lunch, cotton candy, snow cones, desserts, carnival games, blow-up slides, etc. So every other year our ward gets an assignment. This year we were in charge of lunch and cotton candy and snow cones. This was a hugh assignment requiring lots of volunteers and I was lucky enough to be in charge of it. Yeah for me. We had about 70 people volunteer to help, which was awesome. (This is a non-profit event, you just try to make up your overall expenses.) We had the youth helping with cotton candy and snowcones and the adults helping with the lunch Thanks to the Holmes Family and Amara who helped supervise the areas, because as much as I would have liked to, I cannot be in 2 places at once. Overall, I think it was a success.
We sold about 2600 cotton candies and snow cones, not sure on exact numbers on each. (It was 90 some degrees so we definetly sold more snow cones.) The cotton candy machines require lots of power and as a result we kept blowing fuses and many of the machines kept breaking down, but other then that things went well, it was a messy job, very sticky.
For lunch we sold 420 BBQ Beef sandwiches, 267 slices of cheese pizza, 388 slices of pepperoni pizza, 85 whole pizzas, 561 bags of chips, and 1923 drinks. We start serving lunch at 10:00 (yes I know that is early), and ended at 2:00. The last hour was very slow. We had a smooth little system going, so even during the busy time, no one had to wait in line for more then a few minutes.
At any rate, it's done and for another 2 years, I do not have to worry about it.


Andrea said... you can relax and enjoy your visit to PA (after the stressful plane ride, that is).

Katie said...

Congrats on a successful 24th!

Amara said...

It was just amazing to me how well you organized everything. Truly a masterpiece of catering/engineering.

Galo Fab 5 said...

Glad it went okay and that you are still talking to me!!

Sorry about last night. Let's for sure plan a day next week! I'll bring some treats.

I need a cute idea for a bridal shower. I'm bringing the dessert.
Oh, and I wanted to ask you about Breaking Dawn. And the Harvest Fair, all these things to talk about! :)

J.J. said...

Sounds like you had a very busy 24th. The food sound so yummy. Way to go.

Rachel said...

Glad I didn't have to be on the front lines :) :)

Has it really been 2 years since breakfast? Time is flying!!

I'm finishing up Eclipse! I've been rereading the series again...I am EXCITED!

Chiapelli Family said...

That is awesome audrey! You are a woman! I stress every Sunday, I am soooo glad that I don't have a huge event like that looming! Can't wait to see you!