The 2013 Luau was a huge success thanks to all of you. I can't say thank you enough to all of the people that ehlped set up the area on Friday, cooked on Saturday, and broke down everything on Sunday and everything else in between. Without all of your help it would not have been such a great time. A Total of 47 people and a few four legged members enjoyed a great and mostly dry weekend. The 90% rain forecast turned out to only be about 9%.
Friday morning a lot of work was done to set up and prepare for the event. All the canopies and tarps that were constructed were perfect in case the 90% chance of rain came. Well, no rain came Friday and in the evening a dozen of us gathered to grill dinner out over the campfire and watched the clouds clear to reveal the moon and stars shining bright. We all sat out for several hours enjoying such a beautiful cool night under the stars and a warm campfire. We could not believe that it was such a cool night for the middle of August. For the few of us that anchored out it was so nice with the breeze blowing all night long.
Saturday morning the bacon on the open fire began to cook. You just can't go wrong with bacon on the open fire for breakfast. The cooks (Tom and Don) started to show up and the food prep began. On my way back from picking up the shrimp and veggies in Henderson the rain started. As I got closer to the lake not a drop had fallend. Once again the 90% forecast did not happen. Around noon the shrimp began to boil for a nice early dinner snack all afternoon. The corn hole and horse shoe games began with lots of fun and laughs had by all. Dinner was served around 5pmthat consisted of chopped an dpulled pork shoulder, BBQ chicken, ribs, corn on the cob, red potatoes, the few shrimp that were left, all kinds of great looking and tasting side dishes, pies, cookies, and other sweet items that were gone in a flash. I think durin gdinner was the only time no one was talking because everyone was enjoying all the yummy food. Thanks to all the tarps and canopies, because while we ate, a small rain shower started but didn't last long. After dinner and some clean up the camp fire that had been burning all day was ramped up a bit. People started to gather around the fire and enjoy the rest of the night even as the misty weather started to roll in. By the end of the night there was at least a 2 foot pile of hot ashes in the pit.
Early Sunday morning started off with a bit of rain shower, but it too did not last long at all. Coffee was being served on shore thanks to the Sea Scouts while everyone was waking up and gathering together for the big clean up. The next thing you know, bacon, eggs, and pancakes were being made and served along with left over chicken, pies, cake, and other goodies to all that were there to help clean up. That was a great start to the morning after the great party.
From all of us Officers, we want to say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to all who helped out in any way you could to put on this great event. Without all of you this would not have been possible.
A hui hou kakou Mahalo
There are no scheduled events over the next few weeks, so if there is anything you would like to plan please do so and we can get the word out to all that would be interested. The next few events to come are below:
Sept 21: Commodare Race (Bluenose Race). More info to follow.
Sept 28: Fish Fry
Oct 5: Fun Race
2013 SCYC Commodore