Strawberry Supper at Trumbull Hall

1.0 Overview

Each Father's Day, the Etna Ladies Aid Society hosts the Strawberry Supper, a fundraising event the proceeds of which go to helping local families in need. The event is held in Trumbull Hall, where the ladies serve a very nice roast chicken dinner with fresh strawberry shortcake for dessert. Our role is to bus tables, to wash dishes and assist with cleanup if needed. This event is a great way to top off Father's Day with a delightful community event, and a chance to do a good turn for our neighbors in need.

2.0 Concept

2.1 Description

We meet at Trumbull Hall at 4:45. Helpers will eat first, and the doors open at 5:00. As the guests begin arriving, we'll start bussing tables and continue throughout the event. The last guests are usually gone by 7:00 The Ladies use real china and silver. There are enough dishes to set all the tables, but not enough for the entire event, so while one crew is busing, another will be back in the kitchen washing dishes. Towards seven, as the event winds down, the dishwashers catch up with demand, so usually the dishwashing is complete about the same time as the tables are put away. The last cleanup tasks are usually done before eight. Camaraderie runs high, and the work goes quickly. It feels like you're living in a Frank Capra movie or a Norman Rockwell painting. It is not necessary to stay for the whole event. With enough help, we can work shifts.

2.2 Schedule of Events

Sun 15 Jun 03:
1645 -- Meet at Trumbull Hall, Etna.
1700 -- Doors open. Scouts eat first then bus tables, adults wash dishes.
1900 -- (approximately) Last guests leave. Strike tables, complete cleanup.
1930 -- Finished

2.3 Expected Conditions and Difficulty

This is an indoor event.

2.4 Special Requirements

This outing is open to all scouts, scouters, and parents.

There are no skills prerequisites for this outing.

3.0 Administration and Logistics

3.1 Announcement Date: 4 Jun 03

3.2 Roster Closing Date: 15 Jun 03

3.3 Costs

Scout helpers eat for free. Others pay (2002 prices were $8 for adults, $5 for kids, under 5 free; not sure whether the price went up for 2003).

3.4 Equipment

3.4.1 Individual Equipment

  • Class A Uniform
  • Dishwashing gloves would be a good idea
  • Scout Spirit

    3.4.2 Patrol Equipment

    None

    3.4.3 Troop Equipment

    None

    3.5 Transportation Plan

    Dropoff Point: Trumbull Hall, Etna

    Dropoff Time: 4:45 pm Sunday 15 Jun 03

    Pickup Point: Same Place

    Pickup Time: approx 7:00 pm, Same day

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee

    Gregg Hoge

    4.2 Adult Leaders

  • SMIC: Gregg Hoge

    Approved GCH 8 Jun 03

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