A Big Thank You To All
This Year’s Leona Valley Sertoma St. Patrick’s Day Dinner could not have been a success without our volunteers and all those who came and dined with us.
A few days have passed now (3/23/17) since Leona Valley Sertoma hosted one of the greatest St. Patrick’s Dinner events EVER!!! We were blessed with perfect weather, which included NO WIND in our precious valley. We weren’t certain about the turnout because local families were on Spring break and due to respecting Lent, we thought many guests wouldn’t be eating meat, giving up dessert or not having cocktails. WELL, OUR THOUGHTS DIDN’T RING TRUE!
WE FED CLOSE TO 200 VERY HUNGRY PEOPLE!!! Actually, our preparation began six days ahead of time with the inclusion of staffing about 25 hard working volunteers, and in the end, we served 258 pounds of corned beef, 100 lbs. of red potatoes, 80 lbs. of carrots, 80 lbs. of onions and 55 heads of green cabbage – not to mention complimentary desserts of all kind, coffee and lemonade.
Our chefs, Bud Lehner and Bill Moore were guided by head supervisor, John Seymour. For two days their cooking expertise begun with firing up the stoves at 5am allowing the games to begin. Bob Reader and Ron Remy specialized in trimming and slicing ALL of the meat to perfection. Charlene Moore specialized in glazing some of the meat — Our staff included many of our members and local people, Home Depot servers, Live Again Christian Facility (using their muscle) and naturally many of our members focusing on specific details to make things run smoothly… Our treasurer, Juanita Kirkpatrick, along with friend Merrie Profitt, took care of the entrance tickets, Bev Brownfield, along with Tom Joynt served as the bartenders, Linda Joynt coordinated all decorations and member, Ray Mullins, took some pretty nice photos. I have to say that I, Jan Clark, had the honor of this year’s organization from beginning to end – Very proud day for us all and we look forward to what lies ahead for 2018. We Sertoman’s are most grateful for everyone’s energy and dedication and we sincerely thank this year’s sponsors for their generous donations that contributed to a most profitable and joyous event.
Jan Clark – Chairman of the Board