With the smell of frying turkeys filling the air, more than 100 HBA members came together last night for the Remodelers Council Turkey Fry, sponsored by Contract Furnishings Mart.
Fry Master Extraordinaire Steve Frazier put in seven hours of hardcore frying time to provide the evening’s 30 delicious birds, and Celebrate! Catering completed the “post Thanksgiving” spread with everything from garlic mashed potatoes to miniature apple and pumpkin pies.
Jim Feild created a new splash this year with his clever creation, “The ShotSki,” which consisted of shot glasses attached to a snow ski and allowed four guests at a time to partake in delicious vodka and cranberry shots simultaneously.
Outgoing RC Chair Steve Heiteen reviewed the many achievements of the Remodelers Council during the past two years and challenged incoming Chair Mitch Stanley to continue the growth and visibility of the Council.
2008 HBA president Mike Arnett and Jim Feild were presented with the John P. Zuercher Champions for Children award by the Janus Youth Programs for their work on the Cordero House for at-risk boys. In honor of the two and in an effort to give back this holiday season, the Remodelers Council collected books and art supplies as Christmas gifts for the boys staying at the shelter.
Santa Frazier surprised the crowd by showing up to draw tickets for the 50/50 raffle. Turkeys, a weekend in Sun River and $127 were up for grabs. 2009 HBA President Tom Skaar won the raffle pot and generously donated it to the Foundation’s Year End Fund Drive.
Afterwards, Santa stuck around to take pictures with all the good little girls and boys.