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B-B-Q by the Bay

Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021

Place: Oakmont Lane Clubhouse

          Belleair, FL

It may not feel like autumn, but IEYC welcomed the fall with fun, food, laughter and competition at the B-B-Q by the Bay event held Sunday, September 19th. Ginny Heath invited IEYC to her condo’s lovely clubhouse in Belleair that provided us with a well-furnished room and great sunset view! 
The evening started with drinks and appetizers provided by the members.  We enjoyed apple cider sangria, yummy bathtub gin, a charcuterie board, chicken and dip, smoked queso with chips, and shrimp cocktail, while we hunted for clues in the “welcome fall” scavenger hunt lead by Scott and Bunni Lefebvre. Commodore Gene Traupman welcomed members and visitors. As tradition has it, we then said the pledge and Scott Moncrieff gave the invocation. 

Sonny’s didn’t disappoint with their BBQ chicken, pulled pork, coleslaw, baked beans, and mac-n-cheese. While we ate and visited, we were able to catch the Bucs beating the Falcons on the big screen at the clubhouse!  Members brought in desserts, including Bunni’s now famous pumpkin crunch (ask her for the recipe it’s delicious)!  

Then the real fun began!  Members were divided into 4 teams, the Cherry Trees, Orange Trees, Palms, and Willows.  These teams competed in corn hole, apple jack jab, candy corn pickup, and giant Jenga.  The Palms (Wayne, Gene, and Jim) lead the entire evening, but second place was neck and neck until Bunni collapsed the Jenga tower!  In the end, the Palms blew past everyone, winning the gold leaf.  Scoring a silver leaf, the Willows (Jim, Patti, Ginger and Scott) didn’t weep.  The Orange Trees (Carol, Harry, Ginny and Irene) were fruitful.  They took a close third and won the bronze leaf.  Although the Cherry Trees (Marie, Marilyn and Bunni) were unfortunately chopped out of a leaf, everyone had a good time.  The leaves will be worth funny money at next month’s Blind Auction!

    - Submitted by Angie Traupman

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