The Eagles have landed
The morning started with a complimentary breakfast and continued in the afternoon with a complimentary lunch serving anyone in the community who wanted to stop by.
Head Trustee Ellen Parke commented on the wonderful day.
“We had a lot of people here for breakfast, and the kids had a lot of fun with the cakewalk and stuff and then we had the same bunch still here for lunch,” she said with laughter and a smile.
Not only was the fundraiser a success, the open house brought in new members and gave the community an opportunity to meet new people in their neighborhoods.
“Well, we got in 17 new members today for the auxiliary and the area got 17 new members which is really great and we feel really good about that,” Parke said.
She also talked about the importance of the youth in the community.
“We sponsor a drill team, and they are called the Strikers and they were here today helping out,” she said.
Smiling she pointed to a cake and talked about a young girl with the drill team who gave her the cake after winning it.
“One of the kids won this cake, and gave it to me as a gift because she knew I loved Garfield (the animated cat character) it made me cry, I didn’t even know the girl.”
It was already late into the evening and dinner was long over, but many of the volunteers, employees and bar staff continued working.
“I’ve been here since 7:30 this morning,” Parke commented.
As for the evening meal, the prime rib was perfectly delectable and it was more than obvious from the speed in which they were dishing out the meal, people were enjoying every bite of it.
“We ran out of prime rib, and it was delicious too,” Parke said. “You needed to be here before 7 p.m. because we ran out fast.”
The EOF do more than just put on fun events for the community, they are about fundraisers and raising money for charities; mostly local and within the community, but sometimes when they can, they reach out to help other areas when they are in need.
“The auxiliary works raising money for charities, that’s our main thing and one of our charities today, was the Junior Athletic Association,” Parke said.
She continued saying other charities such as breast cancer and their social fund, benefited today as well.
“We also raised money for breast cancer today and the auxiliary social fund which takes care of oodles of things,” she said.
Patty Watson had been at the event all-day, commented on the success and the number of people who came out to the fundraiser.
“The day was great,” she said, “we had a lot of people that we didn’t expect come out. This was more than what we expected, so we’re doing this every year now,”
Parke agreed that the event was a huge success.
“We had a very eventful day and it was nice with no mishaps or flares of temper, it was a beautiful day,” she said.