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PACAA’s Food Booth

Posted: December 13, 2011

The Pennsylvania Association of County Agricultural Agents main fundraiser is the food booth at Ag Progress Days (APD). Without committed volunteers, the association would not be able carry out the tasks for the three day August event.
Stan McKee (in front of cooler with blue hat) surveys the operation within PACAA's food booth.

Stan McKee (in front of cooler with blue hat) surveys the operation within PACAA's food booth.

Most associations have some type of fundraiser activity or event to obtain monies for their day to day operations, scholarships, and investments.  The Pennsylvania Association of County Agricultural Agents main fundraiser is the food booth at Ag Progress Days (APD).  The booth would not be successful without committed volunteers during the three days in August.  There are a few that went above and beyond the call of duty and are recognized below.
 
Stan ‘You Need A Cold One ‘McKee kept track of the checking account and dealt mostly with the soda inventory and pre-chilling drinks. It is estimated that the booth went through 2350 bottles of COLD soda/water.  He also attended the APD food vender meetings and arranged for insurance.   Most importantly, Stan ordered the pork for the sandwiches.  This year, the booth went through 100 lbs of pork which produced 400 pork sandwiches.
 
Dwane ‘The Delivery Man’ Miller made a shopping trip each night to restock consumables and inventory so everything was fresh for the customers.  He also managed the activity inside the booth, dealt with food safety inspection, and did the accounting.  As the early bird, Dwane got the bread order every morning before 8:00 AM and opened the stand.
 
Gene & Carol ‘Going the Distance’ Schurman pulled an all-dayer (the opposite of an all-nighter) on Wednesday.  They were there from open to close, and running the stand would not be possible without their steadfast help.
 
With these dedicated educators from across the state, they were able to provide APD visitors with some cool drinks and hot treats. The association raised over $3,307 to further their mission