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Work Day and Dutch Oven Potluck

We got together to inventory and clean the unit's equipment, then had a magnificent Dutch Oven potluck.
All photos courtesy of Kathy Zumbrunn.
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Rudy Dezzani

Rudy Dezzani unloading the trailer.


Michael King and Rudy Dezzani

Michael King and Rudy Dezzani unloading the trailer
[Rudy is inside, handing things out.]


A lot of cleaning and oiling to do!

A lot of cleaning and oiling to do!


Don Butler

Don Butler


Richard Hodgson

Richard Hodgson


Julie Perry

Julie Perry preparing goodies for lunch!


Katherine Reeves

Katherine Reeves oiling.


Doug Dollarhide, Sr. and Richard Hodgson

Doug Dollarhide, Sr. and Richard Hodgson


Jerrie Thomas, Katherine Reeves and Doug Dollarhide

Jerrie Thomas, Katherine Reeves and Doug Dollarhide


Ruddy Dezzani

Ruddy Dezzani

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Work Day and Dutch Oven Potluck

by Kathy Zumbrunn

Oh my gosh! I can't believe the wonderful turnout for our inventory and DOG at Lloyd and Susan Erlandson's on February 20th. The attendance was like the New Year's Day ride all over again! Our members just kept rolling in until we had a crew of 37 or so! The good Lord was looking out for us, too. In fact, thinking about it, you could say that we had Goldilocks weather. The weather on Friday was misty and gloomy and Sunday was cold and rainy; but Saturday was just right! The day started off bright warm and sunny until around 2:00 when the clouds slowly started to move in and it became a bit chilly. By then the work was finished, the food was eaten and we were cleaning up and preparing to head on home.

But let me back up and start at the beginning. Some of us arrived a little early to help get set up. Lloyd already had the storage trailer out and ready to go. Tables were set up and containers of neat's-foot oil and rags were set out for the crew. Lloyd wasn't the only one working though. Susan had been busy, too, as she had hot coffee, donuts and lemonade out for everyone to satisfy their innards with. As soon as most of the group had arrived and had some refreshments, we started unloading the Mid Valley storage trailer and sorting everything into piles. We found things we thought we had lost! Then everyone grabbed a piece of equipment and started dusting, cleaning and oiling. Dennis Serpa and Rich Kirchner had been busy rounding up Mid Valley equipment that had been stored at various members' homes. They brought these items in to also be inventoried and stored in the trailer. While the cleaning was progressing, the Dutch oven folks set up their cooking gear and began fixing the meal for the day. There was plenty of laughing and good old-fashioned comradeship throughout the whole process. With all the helping hands, in an hour and a half all the equipment was cleaned, inventoried, photographed and packed neatly back into the trailer. Now when we need an item, we know it is in the trailer and we should be able to locate it without too much stress (of course it will probably be way in the back under everything else!).

It is always nice to know who attended our events and I'd like to thank all those listed below for their hard work and dedication to our Mid Valley Unit: Lloyd and Susan Erlandson (of course!), Michael King, Rudy Dezzani, Katherine Reeves, Richard Hodgson, Carl & Julie Perry, Bob and Jerrie Ann Thomas, Don Butler, Vicki Morales, Doug Dollarhide and his dad, Doug Dollarhide Sr., Dave & Kathy Moser, Dennis Serpa, Bruce & Jeannette DeMott, Jack & Nancee Peebles, Manuel & Carla De Oliveira, Dan & Kim O'Hagan, Julie Dorrepaal, Dennis & Donna Wetherington, Joyce Bradford, Isabel Suoja, Ozzie Rorabaugh, Richard & Sandi Kirchner, Nancy Gross, Karen Lopes, Gary Santos and Greg Flowers. (Editors note: add Kathy Zumbrunn to that list!)

We had many Dutch ovens going and the food was absolutely scrumptious, as usual! We had more food than we could eat. My thanks to all the wonderful cooks! You never let us down with good things to eat.

Our workdays and DOGs are always enjoyable. It is a great opportunity to see old friends and make new ones. If you haven't been to any of our events, please try to make it to at least one. If you do, I assure you that you will start looking forward to the next one!

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