Monday, November 8, 2010

The Hillbilly Hoedown

Well, doggies!  Trinity Junior High’s Buffalo Blast was a bona fide hoot as all of the elements lined up for a festive fundraiser.  The food, drinks, décor and music were mighty pleasing, and the fact that the Razorbacks game was on televising a big victory over So. Carolina eased the crowd with pleasant spirits…or maybe that was the “White Lightning” being served?!  

More than 200 guests decked out in their country casuals feasted on smoked brisket, chicken and chicken wings prepared by Trinity Dads Russ Bragg and John Hagen.  Doggonit’  if it wasn’t finger lickin’ good, too!   The sides were something to behold…freshly prepared hash brown potato casserole, smoked baked beans and creamy coleslaw.  Hot apple cobbler and a Twinkie and Ding Dong  layer cake crowned the dessert table…and yes, we actually saw people taking chunks of the Twinkie cake. 

Jed Clampit and his band played toe tappin’ country and blues plus a few more…they were so good and we hope they come back for more!  Thanks for all the help and support from parents, teachers and friends for making the night a fun success!



Dave and Shana Hughes set the tone for the evening!


Lori Shields, Principal Chandler Doss, and Julie Hagen greet the guests


The first heat of the Buffalo Races


The tailgating section hoping for the best against Carolina


Chopped, smoked chicken and brisket lovingly prepared by Russ Bragg and John Hagen


Jed Clampit and the boys provided “front porch,” toe tappin’ music


The Benedictine Sisters from St. Scholastica Monastery visit with Chandler Doss


Ed and Stacy Ralston and Amy Weis are proud to be Hillbillies!


Karen Schwartz captures snaggletooth smiles from committee members Kim Green and Patty Wortley


The entry…


Sonya Coleman and Kate Maurras survey the vittles!


With the football game on in the corner and the band’s music blaring…is it possible they can concentrate on their hands?


Twinkies, Little Debbies and Ding Dongs adorn the masterpiece cake…if that doesn’t satisfy the sweet tooth, the brownie bites will!


Phil and Chandler Doss call out the numbers for the Buff races


Karen Schwartz and Theresa Piechocki print out the souvenir pictures


Don’t you just love a man in overalls???  And cut off sleeves with tats???


Is it any wonder that we had no hash brown potato casserole left over?


Lana Hunt, Kim Green and Jennifer Yaffe make sure Alex Catsavis counts out the correct number of spaces


Apple Cobbler…sho’ waz gud!


Big money on the races…things are getting heated


With many thanks to our Sponsors!

Mr. & Mrs. Mike Rappeport

Shields Energy

Dr. & Mrs. Jay Stringfellow

OK Foods-Russ Bragg

John Hagen

Friends of Trinity

Fans of Trinity

Platinum Distributing

Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Hindman

Golden Corral

Carlisle Alderink & Chris Albertson

Anders Group


…and thanks to a hard working committee

Eileen Teagle - Chairperson, PR

Julie Hagen & Carrie Johnson - Reservations

Sonya Coleman - Food

Kim Green & Patty Wortley - Beverages

Jennifer Yaffe & Ellen Shields - Decorations

Audra Pogue - Entertainment

Heather & Brant Latta - Texas Hold ‘Em Tourny

Polly Johnston - Buffalo Races

Janet Gilker & Karen Schwartz - Photo Booth

Kate Maurras - Raffle

Chris Fitzgerald & Jeff Meares - Football Pool

Lori Shields – Door Sales

Principal – Chandler Doss

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