Last weekend we teamed up with our church to help can hunger. The idea was for 500 families to have a party/cookout and invite 20 people over Labor Day weekend. If those 20 people brought at least 10 cans of food to the party then each party would produce 200 cans. 200 cans times 500 is 100,000 cans. The goal was for Southbrook Christian Church to donate 100,000 cans of food to the Miami Valley food pantry for the winter.
This weekend we will deliver the food back to the church and next weekend we will find out if we met our goal as a church. I know we met our personal party goal collecting 201 cans. Thank you to all who donated!
It was a great day sitting around eating and chatting with friends while collecting food for the homeless at the same time. The cook out started around 5:00 and didn't end until after 11:30. What a great idea!
Here are some pictures of those who came to help can hunger. Lots of friends dropped off food too who could not stay to eat. Becky Smith, Jan Dorsak, Beth Hanes, Joy Pierce, Grandma Hoff, Judy and Larry and the Eyre family. THANK YOU!
As the evening progressed the party activities started to become rather unusual for a typical cookout. We have never been known to do anything the typical or "normal" way so it doesn't surprise me a bit.
Our neighbor Janice's necklace got caught on our table and broke causing her diamond to fall under our deck. It was dark outside by that time and it was very difficult to see under the deck even with a flashlight.
We searched for a while and finally found it hidden under a leaf. The tricky part now was getting it up through the cracks of the deck. Greg and I decided to use our sticky gum trick to see if it would work.
I chewed the gum.... then we stuck it on the end of a stick.
Greg then proceeded to try to pull the diamond up through the cracks with it stuck to the gum on the stick.
It worked!!! You can't see it because this isn't a good picture, but the diamond was stuck to the gum. Maybe a little sticky, but safe and found. :)
After all the excitement from the diamond hunt Greg and Keith thought it would be fun to go for a wagon ride. It was bad enough that they rode around our yard but they took it to the street and ended up holding up traffic from a soccer game that just let out down the street. I would have been extremely embarrassed, however they thought it was great.
It was a fun day filled with laughter and good times to remember.... we plan to definitely do this again next year. Thanks again to all who helped make can hunger such a success. I will post later the final count of cans donated from the church as a whole.