ACT Field to Feast Farm Dinner: A Unique Fire Hall Experience

On Saturday, we attended ACT’s (Annandale Area Community Team) 2nd AnnualĀ Field to Feast Farm Dinner event. Around 300 people showed up to partake in a unique dining experience featuring fresh organic ingredients from local farms and vendors.

Field to Feast at Annandale Fire Hall
Field to Feast at Annandale Fire Hall

It was intended to be held outdoors on Oak Street in front of the park pavilion, but was moved to the fire hall due to questionable weather.

Field to Feast servers at Annandale Fire Hall
Field to Feast servers at Annandale Fire Hall

Throughout my experiences traveling to other communities being a Lion, a DaBand Member, or just an event goer, I noticed that many communities use their fire hall as a main event location. I personally have attended many a beer garden, fish fry, and pancake breakfasts at a local fire halls. I don’t know what it is, but there is certainly an allure of attending an event at a fire hall.

In my opinion, it was really cool to have a large event here. It gave the attendees enough space to enjoy a fine evening in addition to providing an opportunity to see our fire hall, the equipment it houses, and the people who manage it.

Thank you to Sandy Holthaus and the rest of the ACT team for creating a unique event for Annandale. Great job and I look forward to next year.

 

The Annandale Girl Scouts Step Up

Annandale Girl Scouts at Work

Today I had an opportunity to help paint the hockey rink with the Annandale Girl Scouts. It was great to see so many young volunteers stepping up to better our community.

Annandale Girl Scouts Organizing
Annandale Girl Scouts Organizing

Even better, it was great to see so many volunteers and parents encouraging the kids and even cracking the whip to teach them the value of hard work.

This is another example of what makes Annandale great.

Check out the Girl Scout Troop #15002 Facebook page here.

 

National Night Out 2017

National Night Out in Southbrook

I attended the National Night Out get together in Southbrook tonight. This is truly an amazing evening where the community gets an opportunity to meet each other. A neighborhood that knows each other is certainly a safer neighborhood.

Annandale Fire Department at National Night Out 2017
Annandale Fire Department at National Night Out 2017

Thank you to Police Chief Jeff Herr and Fire Chief Dale “Duey” Machovsky for bringing your crews out.

Click here to learn about National Night Out