The party really gets rolling after dark, but I didn't take any after-dark photos!
The Gravy Boys setting up
Jim getting the cider press going. Older kids love this as much as the younger ones.
Food tables!! On the right side of the table is one of our newest associate members, Mindy Neal
We make the veggie chili in a huge 6 gallon cast iron pot, and by the end of the night is GONE. We had lots of helpers this year a couple of hours before the party.... David, Diana, Karolyn and Jack all helped chop onions, peppers and garlic ,and open lots of cans of beans!
We start a big bonfire for warmth (not needed this year), S'more making and heating up the cider. And just because people love hanging around bon fires!
David, Diana and Karolyn chowing down (Kenny's new red cooker in the background)
Carl, Vonda and Cheryl found food too!
Kids getting started on pumpkin carving. Every year each pumpkin gets a ribbon for "best something" (best smile, scariest, most toothy.....)
Cecil (the wizard) helping himself to some tasty bbq with Kenny, the bbq master, in the background. Kenny also made 3 awesome bbq sauces this year.