Where are we today ?
Every year in Plattsville on the saturday after the August Civic Holiday we have Ma and Pa Fest. Now this began many, many years ago at the farm of Elmer and Kay (Pa and Ma). Elmer managed the arena in Plattsville for well over 30 years and every child and adult who played hockey or skated knew them.
Today this party is a gathering of their friends, children and friends and grandchildren with their friends. And begins on thursday and keeps on going until late sunday. Some people bring tents or trailers and stay for a few days, socializing and just having a great time. This main event is the pot luck supper for 5 o'clock on saturday. They supply BBQ'd beef, BBQ'd pork, BBQ'd turkey roasted potatoes and corn on the cob. Salads and desert are pot luck. Always lotsa food to feed a couple hundred that drop by.
This morning I made a large macaroni salad to take, a favourite that I used to serve in the restaurant.
|my macaroni salad|
|this be Pa|
|this be Ma|
|two huge coolers of corn ready to cook|
|corn is cooking on the fire|
|Ma on the tree phone|
|Dan slicing the beef|
|The minister here to say grace please? Even on your day off.|
|even ice cream|
|Ma catching a runaway chicken|
|wagon rides for the kids|
So that was it for another great get together with even more friends from the small village of Plattsville. Nice to come to these events and touch base with more people we have not seen for quite a while. Even chatted with a woman in town who taught our 8year old grandson in public school this past year, and she even said he was a pretty good kid, at least in her class.
Now think we will call it a night, glad you could drop by and enjoy more local flare of our hometown.
Check out the map below to see where we have been this summerView Summer 2012 in a larger map