One of the key events of the fest was recognizing Allen Forshage as he retires from over three decades with the Texas Freshwater Fishery, and for his support of the Athens Eggfest. We were asked to design and have made a special gift for him in the form of a custom made grid for his Big Green Egg. Here's what we came up with.
Yes, he loved it. It will surely get a lot of action as he gets used to having more time to cook on his Big Green Egg.
I spent almost an hour speaking to a group, mostly 'Newbies,' about the 'Magic' that comes with being an Egghead. That was fun as I explained how every aspect of Egg Ownership and Use comes together to create a life-changing EGGsperience, including how we cook, how we eat, how we make new friends, and how we share our new found passion and enthusiasm. It was fun.
Judy and I had made gifts for a few long-time friends, so we had a great time surprising them with the stained glass wind chimes and cathedral birdhouses.
I didn't take a lot of photos but here are a few.