Thursday, October 23, 2014

Jefferson Eggfest

We learned about the Jefferson Eggfest only about three weeks before the scheduled date, October 11th.  We had always wanted to go to Jefferson so that was a plus.  Then we learned that Morrison's Supply Company was the host dealer responsible for the Eggfest.  And their reason, it was a fund raiser for the Jefferson Carnegie Library, a historical landmark dating back to 1907.  It was one among many that Andrew Carnegie built across America.

So we volunteered to join with a few other Eggheads to help with the cooking.

We drove up Friday the 10th so that we could attend the Meet & Greet at the Library.  It turned out great and we got a chance to talk openly with the people who headed up the library fund and organized the event.  They fed us quit well.  And we were all ready to kick things off Saturday morning.

We drove around some of the neighborhoods to look at the magnificent old homes Jefferson is known for, then we visited some of the shops on the main drag.  Jefferson is definitely a great place to spend a weekend.  Bed & Breakfast places dominate the lodging market and each has some unique quality about it.  But it was also the weekend for the annual burn drive, a fund raiser for the burn centers in Houston and Galveston.  Lots of people in town for that.  We ended up staying at a hotel.

Then it started to rain. And it was still raining Saturday morning, although much less than the storm that came through during the night.

Somehow through all of this, the Morrison's crew, along with some volunteers, managed to get the tents and tables set up and the Big Green Eggs assembled and moved into place.

We fired up the Eggs and started cooking.

Then we waited and waited and waited for the crowd to arrive.  Only a few locals and a few out-of-towner's ventured into the rainy day.  Needless to say, everyone was disappointed, but we vowed to return next year and do it again.

After just one weekend in Jefferson, we love the town, its people and their enthusiasm for keeping a grand old library alive.

I borrowed a few photos to go with the ones I took and made it into a movie.  Here's he link:

You might also check out the blog site I made for the Eggfest(s).

And to show our appreciation for being invited to participate in the Eggfest, I made them a few commemorative tokens:

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