Our chapter was all over Sanford this weekend – honk if you saw us!
Friday night we held a spaghetti plate sale for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation which featured singing from the Deep River Tones elementary choir and Turner’s Chapel Children’s Choir.
Fourth grader Gabe Dempster also spoke about how having CF affects his daily life. I don’t think I could adequately descripe the young Master Dempster … let’s just say that “spirited” is just not vibrant enough.
The dinner was great. We had a wonderful turn out, the music was excellent and everyone ended the night in high spirits. You can see all our pictures from this event on our Flickr page and videos of the singers on our YouTube channel.
Then Sunday, a bunch of us reconvened at Andy’s Cheesesteaks & Cheeseburgers for the “Eat Your Heart Out” challenge to benefit the American Heart Association. Tom Johnson, Ian Lindauer and Erin Quinones competed to eat the Andy’s Big A burger plate – and win a free 3-month membership to the Nautilus – in 30 minutes or less.
Unfortunately none of our challengers could scart their burger plate in the time given, but they gave it a great try! Tom had only a corner of his bun left when his clock ran out and Erin wasn’t far behind him. I think it helped that Andy’s staff and customers cheered our competitors on from their seats or by crowding around them chanting: Chew! Chew! Chew!
Tom won the Nautilus membership and can now go work off all 52 ounces of beef and miscellaneous toppings – plus his fries and drink. I suspect 3 months isn’t quite enough!
If you missed either of these events, you really lost out on some great opportunities to see our chapter in its element. Check the website for your next shot at having fun with us!
~ Kelly, 2008 ID VP