Update: It is all done. Many ate. We had hundreds there and people seemed festive.
During the dessert auction, a cake went for $200!
Politically, speeches were given by 1st District Assembly hopeful Wes Chesbro. County Supervisor candidate for the 2nd District Estelle Fennell. Arcata City Council candidate Mike Winkler, Eureka City 4th Ward candidate George Clark and Eureka 2nd Ward Candidate Alice Atkins. (I hope that is her first name. Busy day.)
I had BBQ duty and it went pretty smooth. Had many compliments on the chicken. (We preboiled the chicken and then put Lawreys seasoning on first, and added BBQ sauce.) Then we used the BBQ charcoal grill to give that smoke taste. Thanks to Jaime O'Donnell for the use of grill, ice chests and advice. (Jaime was supposed to man the grill but broke his arm and had to coach from the sidelines.)
Thanks also to my fellow HCDCC member helpers: Larry Hourany, Phillis A. Taborski, Milt Boyd, Barbara Kennedy, Chuck Dewitt, Pam Service, Barbara Carolan, Chuck Harvey, Mike Winkler, Christine L. Cole and all others I may have overlooked.
Charlene Cutler-Ploss chaired this event and did a commendable job in a thankless task. She wore many hats. Thanks Charlene. (Whatever doesn't kill you will make you stronger. This was a test.)