Just over week now to Pigeon Forge! We still
have to iron out a few
details before the fun begins, though:
(1) We only have a volunteer or two to help
with the cookout. Ken has
offered to help cook, as has Azie, if his back holds
out. I was going to
cook, but I can't make it. Last year, when Georgia
Lowriders hosted the
cookout, they had a pretty formidable team working at
the cookout. Since
we're hosting this year, and the Lowriders have loaned
equipment, I sure would like to see AFTE do a good job
So, we need more volunteers. Particularly, we
need someone who can help
man the grill. Ken, that thing really needs two people
at it, right? I
know it's big, and there will be a lot of hungry
people there. We'll
also need some folks just to keep the table where the
condiments and brownies under control.
(2) We won't need anybody to do anything at
breakfast except show up
and eat. I had an idea, though: Last year and the year
gotten as many FTE'ers, then AFTE'ers as we could for
a group photo some
time Saturday afternoon. Why don't we do that at Alan
after breakfast this time? I think we'll have the
concentration of the crowd in one spot at this time.
I'll have my
camera, if you want to rely on my photographic
talents, or lack thereof.
(3) We need to have some sort of semi-formal
meeting Saturday. When and
where do we want to do that?
(4) We need to commandeer as many seats as
possible in one spot for
whoever is still there for the Awards Ceremony
Saturday night. Gotta
(5) Ken and I informally judged AFTE/FTE
entries in the show. Everybody
who's here who's involved in AFTE needs to have a
sticker or something
on their truck so we know who you are! I want to be
able to look over
all you trucks again. Remember. all, this is an
informal, gut feeling
judgment. The only rule we have regarding AFTE trucks
in the show is NO
Who'd like to help me with judging? Glenn?
Azie? Gary? Anybody? GAry
and Stu, since you'll be there, I may Insist you help,
since you're AFTE
Guys and gals, I'm going to be busier than a
cat in a room full of
rocking chairs Saturday, since I can only be there
effectively one day.
I want us all to have fun, that's the point of having
a club, and that's
why I refer to myself as your Poobah, rather than
President, because I
don't want to get too serious. Unfortunately, I have
to get serious
sometimes. I want AFTE to succeed, but it's no fun if
you all don't
participate. Believe me, even standing over a hot
grill will be a lot of
fun, and so is anything else you do for a club.
We still need some of you from other parts of
the country to weigh in
with some ideas of other functions we can attend as a
club. I can't make
a California show, but then a lot of you on that side
of the country
can't make PF, either. Let's hear from you!
I can't wait to meet some of the folks I
haven't met yet! See y'all in
'54 F250 Named Grover
AFTE Grand Poobah
> Just over week
>now to Pigeon Forge! We
>have to iron out a few
>details before the fun begins, though:
If I make it out there this year (Ya never know... I will be using my E-Ticket from last year!) I will help out where you need me although I promised SHMBO we would not spend ALL the time at the show!
1.) Do we have an alternate site for the picnic if it rains? Weather.com has rain in Pigeon Forge Friday night! I still don't know where the original site is!
2.) Can't we meet right after the b'fast at AJ's? Seems most that will attend the show will be gathered then.
3.) Don, I don't know where I fit in the AFTE scheme. I have tried to join numerous times without success (unless I'm mistaken and got through once).
4.) I will still be arriving in town around noon Friday. We have reservations at the KOA. Do I need to bring any of the food items or are we going to buy them in PF? They do have a grocery nearby. They may not have 200 hamburger buns or patties.
There is a group of condos (Is that right, Ken?) behind and to the right of the Grand. The barbecue will be held back there. As for an alternate location, I haven't been involved heavily with the planning on the cookout since I don't get to go.
There was a list posted a week or so ago of needs for the picnic, on the AFTE list. See what you can do to help. Eat a hamburger for me, Glenn, but save me a brownie!
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