Thursday, July 4, 2013

4th of July Concession Stand

One thing a Juneauite could always brag about.... it's always sunny on the 4th of July. 

Well, not so much on THIS 4th.... Although it started out okay, a little nippy with low clouds, we were hopeful that the sky would clear up and it would be true to form. But it didn't.

Lions Mike N. (left) and Neil setting up.
This is our fourth year selling goodies to the parade participants.  Cycle Alaska is kind enough to let us set up on their property, which just happens to be at the entrance to the staging area for the parade participants and floats.  So everyone has to go right by us!  As it turned out, this year we were also close to the porta potty.... so we got a little more exposure and business!
Lions Chad, Joe and Mike N.
Lion Allen brought his Troop 247 to help out as well as his daughters, who rocked!    

Lions Becky and Neil
Lion Mike A.  gave an interview to the local radio/tv station.  He can't recall what he said though.... Should we be concerned....? 
Then it started to rain....  Lions Mike A. and Joe staying dry. 

This must have been a lull in the activity.  Lion Neil looks way too comfy!
Lion Mike N. holding up his end of the table.

Lions Marilyn and Becky manning the table, helping customers, and staying dry.

This little girl rocked!  She took boxes of pastries around to the parade participates and sold her wares!  Who could say no to that sweet face?

The Boy Scouts did their share of helping out, too, and even went car to car.  They were awesome!

All I'm going to say is thank goodness Lion Neil brought his umbrella!  It literally saved the day.  Our boxes of pastries were getting wet and soggy and the sugar packets gumming up.

All in all, it was a great day.  It eventually stopped raining and the sun tried to come out.  We don't know how much we made yet, but we're pretty sure our Charities Account will be happy.

For this writer, it'll be a really long time before I even LOOK at another donut! 

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