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In a drought? Let us plan a church BBQ for you!

August 22, 2011

The summer of 2011 saw a return of last year’s innovation, St. George’s Tailgate parties, or better known as Bring Your Own Meat (BYOM).  Originally these were designed to be fun ways parishioners could help keep connected in the somewhat slower paced summer months and were intended to be gatherings of family and friends around the grills outside, with kids playing games and music going in the background.  Of course, last year, it rained for 2 out of 3 of the BYOM parties, and this year was no different.  It sprinkled on the first one in June, but ended up being quite a nice night, ironically complete with water balloon fights between some of the kids!  It was also the most well attended BYOM to date!  The second BYOM in July saw smaller attendance, but gorgeous weather.

The final party, in August, was intended to be a blow out!  We invited the Alan Segal Jazz Quartet to come and play (while raising money for the Seamen’s Church Institute) and we were hoping to draw the biggest crowd yet for good times, great music, and fine grilled foods!  Of course, it poured all day.

With the musicians needing to know if we were still having the event, we decided to move it inside for sure.  The rain kept some people away, but those that did come enjoyed jazz stylings and great food and company.  We also saw the first large scale use of our new Panini Press!  All in all, it was definitely a success, even if a soggy one!  I’m already looking forward to next year’s BYOM’s and hope you are too!

Heidi and Robin, with the Alan Segal Quartet in the background.

Tina, Pete, and Steve, with the Paninis!

 

Fr. Ryan+

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