First up --the First Annual Tennille BBQ Blast.
We live in a little town just south of the county seat. It used to be an important stop on the railroad trek to the cotton mills, but now is a sleepy place. In an effort to attract more business, the city council formed a Downtown Development Authority six months ago. Grumpy Guy was asked to serve and found himself selected chairman.
The BBQ Blast was the second fundraiser of the year for the newly formed DDA. And a blast it was. Friday afternoon, ten teams rolled into town to begin preparing for the BBQ-sanctioned judging. Smokers fired up, and the smell of wood burning and pork fat sizzling filled the air. Here's the Chief of Police with a whole hog competitor.
Brentwood did not have a game on Friday (open weekend), so we were able to attend the concert by a fabulous local band, Tommy and the Hot Rods. They played a little of everything, and were thoroughly enjoyable. GG's back was acting up, but that did not prevent him from dancing with Girl (hard to get them focused when they twirl so fast...)
In between sets, the emcee held a hog calling contest. One of the finalist was a friend, who-believe it or not- is a lyric soprano...
Then there was "Miss Pink Sweater". GG and I watched her all night long as she ran back and forth to the liquor store for another beer. She never got out of hand, but was OBVIOUSLY having a good time. Needless to say, she won the contest, and fulfilled her Friday night fantasy of dancing with the band.
Saturday morning, GG went to supervise the Blast, and Boy and I, along with a friend, travelled to Atlanta for GA Tech's homecoming football game against Army. A friend of ours, a Tech alum, gave us the tickets in the hopes of luring Boy to Tech for college. (It's working). We had fabulous seats, and got to see a cool parachuting demo. Had the chance to spot a former Brentwood cheerleader who now cheers for Tech. She's the cute blonde (that narrows it down) with her face to the camera.
And Tech won. Great game.
The Blast was a great success--and people around here are already looking forward to NEXT year's blast. A good time was had by all!