THANK YOU! to EVERYONE for helping make this Friday night dinner party a fabulous time! You were very generous with contributions and we collected enough to entirely pay for the band with a little added gratuity. We also had a little over $400 left to give to Louanne to help her with any additional expenses she incurred with food, staffing, and use of her premises well beyond 10 pm.
The BBQ was wonderful and I would vote for that dish all over again! Thank you Nick and Ray for helping organize. I think Louanne"s "pay for a plate" system worked well (except when I threw mine away .... but I had eaten all I needed anyway.)
I do realize a band isn't critical to this group's ability to have wonderful fun, but what fun we did have! There has been one request for a karioke machine next year. I will post the lyrics to Big Bad Jon for everyone to study. We need to make Boatboy proud!