Revere Mandatory Fun Day
Posted: September 2, 2009 Filed under: Good Times | Tags: Company Picnic, dunk tank, Mandatory Fun, Raffle, Revere, rock climbing wall
It is that time of year again. My wife runs around like a chicken without a head planning and organizing her company’s family picnic. This year was better than last years and I will tell you why.
This year, the location was awesome. She rented out the pavilion in Thomas Bull Memorial Park. The park had for us our own parking lot, a huge pavilion, nice bathrooms, private play area for the kids. Two areas in fact. We kind of tucked away and had the whole park to ourselves.
Setting up for this year’s Luau was harder than last year. Why? Last year I didn’t do shit. This year, Laurie tasked me with providing the music for the party. So I downloaded Jimmy Buffet and 80’s party music, loaded the car with my giant speakers, stereo reciever, and laptop. Here is the set up:
My laptop, the prizes and stage
Laurie put me to work even after the set up. Somehow I became the guy in charge of collecting the money for the dunk tank. 1 dollar got you one ball, or 6 balls for 5 bucks. Who was in the dunk tanks? The managers. Each manager had their own time slot and had to sit in the tank for half hour at a time. As if that was not enough, someone, in a stroke of genius, decided that all the money collected would be raffled off to anyone who participated. That is where I came in. When someone purchased a ball, I would give them a ticket. One half went with them…the other half had their name on it and went into the bucket. Ed Peet won the 600 bucks…he was also the first customer of the day! To further encourage participation Revere had tons of prizes to raffle off….Two Plasma TVs, Nintendo Wiis, Ipods, Two Garmin GPSs, and lots of other electronics. Laurie and I won the barbecue grill. Awesome Charcoal grill it is:
I know! How lucky are we?? Would have been cool to win the plasma tho. But no complaints. The grill kicks ass and takes names. You can raise or lower the charcoals to control the temperature.
Here are more pictures:
Charlie ready to party
Laurie still setting up
Ed Peet first customer-and winner of the raffle.
Caterer setting up and setting up the volleyball.
Inflatable obstacle course and half of the play area
Fatty stayed away from the inflatable rock wall. No need to endanger anyone's life.
Laurie, Mike and Maritza
Maritza in the dunk tank
Laurie's turn in the dunk tank
Mickey guarding the prizes