The 8th annual Halloween Customer Appreciation Picnic in Yates Center was a complete success!!
The weather was undoubtedly the best we could ask for. Due to the outstanding conditions we had several customers and their PCA's join us to help set up and serve throughout the evening. This year we had the most attendance in customer's and care attendants! It was great to see so many dressed up in costumes!!
Some who attended were....Lori & Floyd Kemper, Pat Kemper, Julie Floyd and husband, Jane & Mary Pitt, Ronnie Reynard, George Thomas, Janice Puckett, Delorise Bachelder, Sharon Inman, Cathy Robson, Clara Reese, and many more that I want to Thank for coming and volunteering to help. We also had from our Parsons office...Bill Cochran, Rick Knight, Lucy and Ruby and others who attended were Marylin and Daniel Hudson, Marty Butts and her husband George and myself and my husband Kevin Spunaugle.
We served around 335 people. George Butts and Bill Cochran were our cooks while Linda Diedecker and Cathy Robson stuffed the buns and served to the community. Jane Pitt kept the chips and pop full as the line drifted through. We had live entertainment from a local singer Neil Love. His voice and guitar made wonderful music for the night.
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We hosted a new event this year. It was called the Hot Rod High School Auto show for kids ages 14 to 18. It was a car show for the high school students only. We had six cars show up which was lower than expected, but we won't be giving up on the idea and will continue to have it each year. Kevin Spunaugle and his friend were the car judges and they did a wonderful job with the teens. A special thank you goes to them for helping make it a first time success.
We had 6 high school students enter the car show on Friday.
There names are...
Dylan Reser *Winner of Worst Painted Vehicle 11th gr.
Donald Bennett *Winner of the Best Decorated Vehicle for Halloween 11th gr.
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
Brandon Spunaugle *Winner of the Oldest Vehicle, Best Painted Vehicle, and also won the most community votes for HOTTEST Vehicle; which won him a model car trophy w/ his winning plaques.9th gr.
1974 Plymouth Satellite
George Goodell *Winner of the Cleanest Vehicle inside and out. 10th gr.
Jordan Hughes *Winner of the Biggest Vehicle, the Newest Vehicle, and also won
the most community votes for the BEST STEREO SYSTEM in his vehicle; which won him a model car trophy w/ his winning plaques. 12th gr.
2003 Chevrolet Silverado
Clint Robbins *Winner of the Smallest vehicle. 9th gr.
1989 Honda 3-wheeler
Each student who entered the auto show took home a certificate for just registering; and those who were winners in each category also took home a framed winning certificate. For the community voted categories, those winners took home a model car trophy and their framed winning certificates.
Congratulations to those who won!
Thanks to all who entered the show!!! Hope to see more of you next year!!
Thanks again to everyone who came and shared our awesome Halloween evening with customers, friends, companions, and the community. A special thanks to our volunteers. Hope to see even more next year and appreciate everyone that we saw this year!