Our club had amazing chefs: Paul and Vanessa. Paul featured strawberry and Ricotta pancakes while Vanessa showed off her culinary skills with her cheesecake and pumpkin pancakes. The pancakes were a hit!! They were the best tasting pancakes.
|chef Vanessa(left) club pres. Tamera(right)-making pancakes|
|chef Paul(left) and club president Tamera(right)|
As I went to different tables and tried the pancakes, cookies, sausages and even sausage/pancakes on a stick....I knew we had some competition. However, when I stopped to casually talk to people, they all said the same thing. "you should go try the pancakes over there" as they pointed at the gritty table. I knew we would win by taste, if not by money.
The best part was that there was a huge Gritty turn out. Some people just came to put in their money. Others became interested in doing track workouts. It was so nice to see the love and support from the running community.
Pureza and MCH wore a banana and pumpkin costume to lure more customers in. Everytime someone put money in the jar, they would do a money dance which kept the money coming. In the end, we made over $500 and earned second place in the competition! Second out of four is not bad at all for our one and only fundraiser of the year.
|MCH doing a shimmy shake as Charles drops a check|
|Pureza and MCH luring customers in with their dancing skills|
|MCH, Alex, Vivian and Pureza counting up the money|
|The Grits celebrating their 2nd place victory|
|The grits came out in numbers to help raise money|