One of the things people often ask is how do we get everything over here to be able to live on the Island. Well, the ferry is key. However, much of it comes in our car/truck, on the ferry...like these sunflowers.
A very wise woman once told me that the car wasn't really full unless some thing was sitting in the passenger's lap next to the driver. These flowers were.
Lew thought I was going to plant the seeds...maybe I will...sunflowers just fit this time of year. Another good thing that came by ferry this past weekend was barbeque. That is, 28 teams who created competition-level barbeque. They came from all over the Midwest.The Second Annual Death's Door BBQ was great ... the people were wonderful, the weather cooperated and the food I sampled - pork - delicious! Friday started out quietly with the competent "pit crew" setting up. The competing teams were welcomed with an Island Style fish boil produced by Kenny Koyen.This weekend is turning into a happening time on the Island!Amazing to watch the empty space around the Airport mushroom into a (not so little) village in just a few hours.It takes time to get these rigs up and running. Soon things started smoking. This Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned event utilized 35+ trained and certified judges (plus table captains). A blind judging process is used so there is no favoritism. Turn-in times are strictly monitored and if one time is missed, the team is out of the competition...teams must submit in all four categories - Chicken, Pork, Ribs, and Brisket - to be in the running. Dessert was an added - albeit optional - category this year. Grand Champion? The Barbeque Superstore (Sorry, could not find a photo so if someone has one of BBQ Superstore, please send it along.) The Reserve Champion: Chef's Gone Grillin'. The winner takes home a cash prize and the chance to compete at the American Royal, an invitational competition in Kansas City, KSChair Lisa Gibson, wishes to send her heartfelt thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make these days go so smoothly. Presented by the Washington Island Chamber of Commerce and the Washington Island Ferry Line, this event would not be possible without the aid/help of many.The sponsors...there is a $20,000 budget and the sponsors are a big part of being able to produce the Barbeque...along with all of you who bought raffle tickets. Special thanks to the Town Crew and the Washington Island Electric Coop Crew! This event is staffed totally by volunteers and it certainly showcases how well Islanders step up to make a big event like this such a success!Profits? All profits go to the Washington Island Food Pantry.So, the ferry brings over the goods which lets us live here...our vehicles help with this process. Many interesting "rigs" were on board last week as well. Lots of travelers came too. Estimates as high as 4,500 attended DDBBQ, an increase from last year...good times!
Fritz Damler & Tom Noonan - TPAC on the Green - 5:00pm
Matthew Burress & Friends - Closing Show for the 41st season - Red Barn - 7:30pm
Rummage Sale - Fundraiser for the 7th/8th Grade Washington DC trip - Community Center - 9 to 1 - call Sue Cornell to donate items (2507) or drop off in CC entryway Wednesday to Friday
Other Sales? Possibly...Probably...Do check the Bulletin Board at Mann's Store!
Fish Boil - American Legion Hall - Main Road - 4:30 - 7pm (I think!)
Tuesday, 9/3 -
School starts on the Island!
Have a great week!