1.0 OverviewEach 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. 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.
2.1 DescriptionWe meet at Trumbull Hall at 4:30. Helpers will eat first, and the doors open at 5:00. As the guests begin arriving, we'll start busing tables and continue throughout the event. As dirty dishes begin flowing into the kitchen, the dishwashing crew washes and dries. 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. The last guests are usually gone by 7:00. 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 EventsSun 20 Jun 04
1630 -- 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 DifficultyThis is an indoor event.
2.4 Special RequirementsOpen to all scouts, scouters, and parents. There are no skill prerequisites for this outing.
3.0 Administration and Logistics
3.1 Announcement Date: 26 May 04
3.2 Roster Closing Date: 20 Jun 04
Scout helpers eat for free. Others (including adult helpers) pay. Prices are $8 for adults, $5 for kids, under 5 free.
3.4.1 Individual Equipment
3.4.2 Patrol EquipmentNone.
3.4.3 Troop EquipmentNone
3.5 Transportation PlanDrop-off Point: Trumbull Hall, Etna
Drop-off Time: 1630, Sunday, 20 Jun 04
Pickup Point: Same Place
Pickup Time: Approx 1900 Same Day
4.1 Planning Committee
4.2 Adult Leaders