DOC 2012!September was the time for our second annual Dutch Oven Cookout and the efforts did not disappoint.
Just as last year, we had a ton of fun. All of those 'Dutch Oveners' (I counted somewhere between 20-25 ovens) amaze me with their cast iron cooking genius. The food is delicious and the company is even better. In fact, I was pretty sure that the food actually got better this year. Chicken and beef marinaded in pure delicious goodness. Vegetables, mac 'n cheese, casseroles, and potatoes covered the tables, not to mention my favorites -- the cherry and peach cobblers.
This is the greatest fundraiser ever. It's a win, win, win for everybody. People get to celebrate a hobby of theirs. Food is delicious. The world of campus ministry is supported. The live music from the Garrett and the Collins' family always entertains.
The raffle was even better than last year. The ladies added a silent auction portion. We still had two tables of baskets that were made and donated by some very gifted and creative people. And, of course, one of Liz Mandelkow's incredible quilts. We raised well over $3000 at the event -- which was an increase over last year's number. Praise God!
Again, our family's big thanks goes out to all those who worked so hard to pull this event off. To the Mandelkow's and the Lookingbill's -- thank you for your love and support and all of your hard work. To all those numerous people that help out, thank you. And to all of you who came out to support us, despite the drizzle and the clouds and the 'climatic uncertainty'... thanks to you, too :)
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