Crusin’ with the Carp

We can’t have all work and no play so we decided to kick back and enjoy the Asian Carp.  Today was a ‘get ready for Relay for Life’ day.  We camo tie-dyed our team shirts and they’ll look pretty fantastic when they’re finished.  After grabbing a quick hot dog and brat off the grill we loaded up and headed to Lacon.  The night could not have been any better for tubing and speeding up the Illinois.  We’re not a tame bunch when it comes to tubing.  The only objective…to get thrown from the tube.  And really, if you’re honest with yourself you know getting thrown from the tube is your favorite too!!  Half of us road in the boat and the rest of us hung out on the pontoon as pick up and deliver when it was time to swap.  We’re all about including family in our crazy activities so we had quite the group on the river.  We can’t wait until the next river jaunt!

Not Yet Thrown

Can’t Wait to be Big

About to be Launched

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Corn Chowder to Help our Sponsor

Without a sponsoring organization there would be no Venture Crews.  Our crew is sponsored by the very generous Chillicothe United Methodist Men’s Club.  They have been our faithful sponsor since 2001.  As a way to show our appreciation we volunteer at their fundraisers and help in any way possible.  This evening’s supper was planned in November and who would have thought we’d have 80 degree weather in March.  We were a little worried about the turn out because of the nice weather and soup can be a hard sell when it’s practically 75 outside.  But overall there was a good showing of the community and all together the Men’s Club are happy with the results.

The members of our Men's Club

The best part about the evening is getting to mingle with the soup buyers.  We are able to tell them about the Venture Crew, tell them thanks for supporting the Men’s Club and for sponsoring our Crew.  While we’re there we get to not only bus tables, clean dishes and mop at the end of the night we’re able to enjoy the dinner.  Helping our sponsoring organization for a few hours on a Friday evening is the least we can do to show them our appreciation.

serving drinks to our patrons

Sprinkles, Chocolate and Doughnuty Goodness

Our amazing volunteer Ambulance Rescue 33 had their annual fundraiser this past weekend and we were there to help!  Who could possibly turn down making homemade doughnuts, dipping them in frosting, plopping on sprinkles and eating the misshaped ones?  No one, especially members of Crew 91!!!!  For a whole weekend the town smells like doughnuts and what a wonderful smell.  Not only do you get to make thousands of doughnuts in a day, you get to eat all the ones that look a little funky!  I do believe “funky doughnuts” are made just for the pleasure of eating one fresh off the line.  The smell of doughnuts goes home with you, gets stuck in your hair and embedded in your clothes.  But we wouldn’t trade it for anything.  Thanks Rescue 33 for your volunteer services and for being one of the best in the state.  Your free services do not go unnoticed.  On behalf of Chillicothe, Crew 91 thanks you for your daily sacrifices.