18th Annual Barbeque and Auction
|Lion Neil staying warm.|
|Lion Mike N. getting ready to check the ribs.|
|Lions Becky and Mike A. behind the scenes serving.|
|Lion Tommy clowning around.|
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|Lion Bob doing whatever|
needs to be done
|Lion Becky, barely visible over the|
counter! Lion Donna helping serve.
This year we tried a Dessert Auction rather than the regular one with merchandise. We had some exquisite desserts--some made by women who just love to bake for fundraisers and others from professional chefs and bakeries. One of my favorite (and I promised myself I would bid on AND win!) were sugar cookies baked by the boyfriend of Lion Neil's daughter. I had my eye on these the moment they arrived and I don't regret winning the bid. Sugar cookies drenched in swoops of strawberry and lemon frosting and then DIPPED in chocolate! Yea, my glucose spiked! But it was worth it. :)
|The sugar cookies I was determined |
We had 30 some desserts--cinnamon rolls, homemade Sees fudge, pumpkin cheesecakes, organic cheesecake, apple pie, cake pops, sugar cookies, a trifle, bean pies (a cousin of the pumpkin pie), oatmeal butterscotch cookies, triple layer cake drenched in stout beer (I think it was), snicker cakes (to die for), cardamom coffee cakes, cheesecake with raspberry swirls (also to die for), plus cupcakes and push ups, and and and.... Our auction was short and sweet--about 45 to 60 minutes and we were done and out of there.
|Some of the incredible desserts.|
Thanks to the goodness of others--Teddy's Tasty Meals out of Anchorage for donating 300 pounds of pork ribs to the American Diabetes Association (ADA); the ADA shipping them for free; Lions for their time and dedication; bakers for their love of baking; Food Service of America for the donated potato salad; the Juneau Empire for free advertising; KINY for getting us on the air; McGivney's Sports Bar and Grill for giving us a place to hold our event, the afternoon to take over their kitchen, and the use of their wait staff; for the patrons who showed up and spent their money.... Thank you.... Because of YOU, this was another successful event.