Our second event this weekend, was the School Supply Drive at the Stardust, put on by Calaveras MC. This is an annual event, after all neighborhood kids need school supplies every year. There were BBQ plates for lunch, music by several groups, billiards, and other games available including a silent auction. And, oh yes, there was a big pile of school supplies and backpacks. There was plenty of room for socializing, and we even had a couple of local police officers visit. Debbie and I went out to offer them some BBQ, but unfortunately they had just eaten. They were very cordial though, and I got a photo of Debbie with them, holding her BBQ plate offering. They said they both rode bikes, and they were looking for ideas for further customization. Anyway, they left after a bit, and everyone was cool. It was a very laid back event, just a time for relaxation and fellowship. The perfect end to a Sunday evening. Oh, yes, and Debbie caught me napping 🙂
This is the first of two events this weekend. We arrived at Bentwood late afternoon, as the festivities were just getting started. This is a family event, so there were a number of children attending. The weather was quite warm, but Praise God we got several short spurts of rain that went through that cooled things off nicely. Amount the entertainment for the evening was a bull ride for the adults and a water slide for the kids. We had some problems with the Bull Ride initially, it would go around, but it wouldn’t buck. Fortunately a couple of Companeros managed to get it going. Seems there was a loose connection. As you can see from the photos, the kids really enjoyed the water slide, and Debbie said one young man said “This is the best day of my whole life”. Pretty high praise coming from a 6-7 year old. Companero Ragu volunteered for his annual Bull Ride, but I think he might have said this was his last. I wouldn’t even let Debbie try it, it looked too dangerous to me. Anyway, there were brisket tacos, a silent auction, live auction, music, and I even saw some dancing. All in all, a pretty great event.