VFD Auction

It was one of those sleep-late mornings and by the time we rolled out of bed it was starting to heat up outside.  My plan for the day was to hang out in the cool of the coach.  Jeanne however got a burst of energy and started cleaning everything in sight.  Within two hours, the inside of the coach was sparkling from top to bottom.  Promptly afterwards, she departed for Wal-Mart for groceries and something to fix for dinner.  I took a nap.

We were informed by the campground management that tonight is the Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) fundraising auction and pot luck.  Each year the campground donates the use of its pavilion for the event and campground residents are welcome to attend.  Bringing a dish is optional and Jeanne decided to make her award-winning enchilada casserole.  At 5:00 PM we walked over to the gathering crowd and for about an hour we had the opportunity to talk with several of the local residents.  I was even solicited to join the department, but declined stating that we were only passing through.  Whew, that was a close one!

There was no dominant theme for the auction, which consisted of an eclectic assortment of stuff donated by area residents and businesses.  The auctioneer was a rather large, good-natured guy who obviously had run an auction before.  He worked the crowd like a pro and worked up a sweat in the warm evening air.  At the end of the day, a good time was had by all and the VFD had funds for some much-needed equipment.

After the event, we retired to the coach to watch the movie Cold Mountain before going to bed.