As our week here in Sedalia progressed and picked up speed, we were entertained, amazed, and educated. We have been reunited with old friends and met new friends. Join me now, for a look at our past few days
Tuesday was the day set aside as "Donuts For Care". Lois and Carol, better known as
The Donut Diva's orchestrate their mission to sell their donuts for lots of dollars. And, they are serious about taking your money, all donations!
Some donuts went for $1.00, some for $5.00, some
But, with the help and cheers from our
cheerleaders, the winning donut was purchased by Alliant Credit Union for a donation of $500.00. And, by the end of the morning, the Donut Diva's had collected
$2,085.13. All monies go to CARE! Great job girls!
We had an great time...our annual get-together with our
class of 2007. And, with this group...the food always comes out!
We adopted several
new members, including Jim and Chris...better known as The Geeks on Tour!
Escapades is not all
play, even though the staff did try out the playground one afternoon.
And, the days have been filled with many awesome educational seminars. Thanks to Wanda for organizing them and thanks to all the speakers!
This year, we had our first Chili Cook Off, another CARE project...we had the
Fireman, Bob, Mark, and John, with their Firehouse Chili,
Brenda made Pork Green Chili,
Nell and her mom, Blondie, made good old Texas Chili.
And, Donna and Marcia chose
These were just a few of the competitors. And...
The winner, chosen by how many $$ which equaled votes was collected in their donation bucket was
the one and only Miz Kay, the founder of the Escapees Club.
The total from all the participants for our first chili cook off was just shy of $4,000!
What a great week, but, yesterday the closing ceremonies and last night's dance party wrapped up another awesome Escapade.
This morning, several of the staff was up really early and by 5 am, we were
preparing 364 biscuits and sausage in
preparation for the
Hitch Up Breakfast.
After lots of hugs and see you laters...it was time to start packing up! And, now tonight, all that is left is
Big Red, waiting at the loading dock to pack up and carry off the memories of Escapade 2012...
but, we, are hoping that you like us are already planning for Escapade 2013. So, mark your calendar and join us in Gillette, Wyoming June 30 - July 5, 2013.