Tuesday, July 23, 2013

10th Annual Community BBQ

Our 10th Annual Community BBQ event is over and we had something for everyone this year.  We almost doubled the number of people served a delicious BBQ with dessert being make-your-own-sundaes.  For some it was definitely 'dessert first' as they had their ice cream first, then the BBQ Italian Sausage or hamburger or BOTH.  Roasted corn-on-the-cob, fresh fruit salad, tasty spinach salad, and a cool watermelon kept everyone satisfied. 

Our horseshoe tournament was back in full swing after a couple of years off.  Congrats to winners Steve Cordoza and Carlos Trevino who generously donated their winnings back to the museum.  Talks are being held to see if the Museum can host a regularly scheduled horseshoe tournament on our two regulation pits.  More details as talks continue.

President and author Lisa Robinson had a very good size crowd listening to her visual presentation on the history of San Lorenzo Valley.  She utilized almost 200 photos in a slide show that spanned many decades, many of them from the Museum's own photo collection.

Thanks to our local band, 'The Home Wreckers', who donated their time to play and entertain everyone.  We even had a few people up and dancing.  Great job and great music!

The silent auction and raffle were fun with a wide variety of prizes to win.  From two passes on the Chardonnay Charter sailboat combined with a gift certificate from the Crow's Nest to a large stuffed Pepe LePhew.  I won a Wallace and Gromet mug with dials to select how strong, how much sugar, and how much cream in my coffee so I can have a perfect cuppa. 

Next year our 11th Annual Community BBQ will be on Sunday, July 20th *hint - it's always the 3rd Sunday in July.  Be sure and not to miss it.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Yesterday I had a couple from the Carmel Valley Historical Society.  The CVHS is opening their museum in December and were very interested in how the SLV Historical Society operated as an organization and managed our museum.  I felt honored to give them a tour of our museum, explaining our rotating exhibits, how our school fieldtrip program operated, and the community support we receive to grow and thrive.  They were interested in how we had such professional looking exhibit text panels, if we had a collection policy, how we tracked our collections donations, and they took photos of everything.  I felt good to be able to help another small museum with my experiences over the last 10 years as they eagerly look forward to opening up their museum doors in their community.  If anyone is down that way in December or early next year, stop by the Carmel Valley Museum and let them know you are from Boulder Creek and heard about their museum.