Our downtown hosts a number of events throughout the year. This past Saturday both Lennis and I, Tom & Jules, had the pleasure of attending a special event. Let's go back a bit.
Missouri typically serves up a number of hot & sultry summer days! Planning an outdoor event this time of year and those hot thoughts are always on folks minds. Especially the folks that are behind the scenes working hard to make it happen. Each and every one of our downtown events rally for one significant reason, volunteers. This event, a "farm to table" picnic was held in the parking lot of my shop. As I gazed out my shop window, midday, in the heat of the moment, (no pun intended), the volunteers, were hard at it assembling tents and tables, place settings. The heat goes on, but the beat was consistent and soldier like as I watched those volunteers fulfill their duties. Kudos to each of you! I have an enormous appreciation for all that you do to help make our downtown a magical place. The tables comfortably and strategically sit sixty guests. The farm to table, farmers market menu was delivered by the same volunteers that worked to set up the event. Each volunteer wore little black aprons when serving the most delicious foods. Our chef introduced himself to the crowd and detailed the menu. Anticipation was on high level. We were not disappointed. We were seated among friends and chatted between entree's. Little was spoken though, as we were served new savory summer dishes. A more than occasional, hum and yum echoed through the outdoor setting.
Enjoy caring and sharing summer days, downtown!
With all good wishes,