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 assist with setup and teardown, to bus tables, and to wash dishes. This event is a great way to top of 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 4:15 and start by setting up tables (very easy). 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 16Jun02:
1615 -- Meet at Trumbull Hall, Etna. Set up tables and eat.
1700 -- Doors open. Scouts bus tables, adults wash dishes.
1900 -- (approximately) Last guests leave. Strike tables, complete cleanup.
2000 -- 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: 3Apr02

3.2 Roster Closing Date: 16Jun02

3.3 Costs

Helpers eat for free. Others pay $8 for adults, $5 for kids, under 5 free.

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


    3.4.3 Troop Equipment


    3.5 Transportation Plan

    Dropoff Point: Trumbull Hall, Etna

    Dropoff Time: 4:15 pm Sunday 16Jun02

    Pickup Point: Same Place

    Pickup Time: approximatley 8:00 pm, Same day

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee

    Yorke Brown

    4.2 Adult Leaders

  • SMIC: Yorke Brown
  • Gregg Hoge

    Approved GCH 12Jun02

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