Monday, September 24, 2012

2012 Pig Roast Update and Photos

The Pig Roast was another hugh success--although bitter sweet.  The campers, motor homes and pickup trucks pulling utility trailers started pulling in Thursday afternoon to enjoy a few days at the Gillentown Trailhead. Then, we got a call from Ed Rovenolt that he was involved in a head on collision--thankfully not hurt- After going home for a few hours, then Ed get't a call that his mother passed away. Ed did find a way to attend the event for a couple hours and then returned home to take care of family matters. The Snow Shoe Rails to Trails sends our condolences to the entire Rovenolt family.
Chris, Jim, Kyle Vangor and Joe Walters prepared the pigs again with some great stuffing. (A big thank you to them for being up all night so we could have a great meal.) Sara & Dave Bastian and Carole & Charles Jensen sliced the meat from the pigs after Chris Vangor was completed. Ed Thomas headed the parking and did a great job getting everyone in and parked in the trailhead and overflow areas. A problem was that campers arriving early parked throughout and Ed had to figure a way to fill in the blanks. -- Tuff job-- Colleen & Rich Randolph came early Friday helping out and kept a watch over the vendor area. Tracy and AJ Shissler did a great job selling  50/50 and raffle tickets. Bob Hile of Watsontown, Pa. won the 50/50 raffle which his winnings were: $228.00. Eileen & Terry Long handled the clothing while George and Sally Holt and Eric Brooks handled the applications. Erin Cramers did her fine job of taking care of the money for meals.  We did have a little rain but not enough to keep everyone from having a good time.  The SSRTA wants to thank all of those attending the event as we could not keep and maintain the trail without your support.