September 29, 2009
This is one of my favorite functions each year as it is a great function with great people all having a good time. This is truly one of the hardest place to get into and out of as the room is on the second floor and there is no elevator. In order for me to get into the room the organizers provide me a couple volunteers to help me carry my equipment up the stairs and back down at the end of the night.
It is a casual event with people attending for as far away as Bruderheim. Everyone has come for some good food, good music and to visit with good friends. The silent auction is one of the highlights as there are a ton of great items donated via the community and supplies for the fir department.
Dinner started about 6 PM and is a simple home cooked meal that covers the basics. It would be great to see a little more variety and maybe some chicken for those of us that don’t eat beef.
The silent auction ran until about 9 pm and then the items were given to the winning bidders and a lot of money was raised in support of the local fire department.
The dance got started right after the auction and it was a good mix of people dancing to all formats, from country to rock and the newest songs. One of the highlights from the dance is when we took a break from the dancing to play a couple of games that were both competitive and extremely entertaining. The Walla Balla and Toilet Plunger games were a big hit that brought out the competitive side of the guests and had everyone in stitches watching from the slide lines.
From there the night just got better and better. Eveyone danced and had a great time until 2:00 AM.
Please watch the video below to see all the hightlights from this years event