SDMG 57th ANNUAL SPRING BARBEQUE

Doug Peeler, BBQ Chairperson

 

Saturday, April 28, 2018
10:00am – 4:00pm

 

 

  • Location:
  • Lawn at SW corner of Park Blvd. and President's Way. Ample parking.
  • Schedule:
  • BBQ Set-up, 7:30–10:00am
    BBQ Activities, 10:00am–4:00pm
    Eating, noon–1:00pm


  • Catered Lunch:
  • The Barbeque Pit. Menu includes sliced beef and chicken (instead of ham), cole slaw, beans, potato salad, dinner roll, cookies and brownies.
    Water and soda will be available to purchase separately for $1 each.
    Tickets must be purchased in advance.


  • BBQ Lunch Tickets:
  • Available now at Village Silversmiths in the SDMG Bldg., from some instructors and at the SDMG board meeting on 4/16 and the general meeting on 4/23).
    Mail your ticket request no later than Tuesday, April 17, with a check made out to SDMG in the proper amount, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
       Anne Schafer
       8473 Hydra Lane, San Diego CA 92126
    Buy a ticket, and you will automatically be entered in a drawing for fabulous prizes.


  • Ticket Prices:
  • Adults: $15.00, Kids 12 & under: $7.00


  • Seller's Tables:
  • Bring your own tables, sell rock-related items.
    Donate $15.00 to participate


  • Silent Auction:
  • Bring up to 15 rock-related items to sell, with 10% of the proceeds going to SDMG.


 

 

Highlights from previous Barbeques

 

 

The Spring Barbeque and Silent Auction is one of SDMG's biggest annual events.  There will be fun.  There will be more sellers than ever, with tables of rocks, slabs, faceting rough, tools, books. And there will be catered food, courtesy of The Barbecue Pit.  The menu features sliced beef and chicken (instead of ham), cole slaw, beans, potato salad, dinner roll, cookies and brownies for dessert.

But wait, there's more!  There will be Door Prizes and for the first time this year, every lunch ticket sold will be entered into a special drawing to win fabulous prizes.  There will be a B-I-G Silent Auction.  Bring up to 15 rock-related items to sell, with 10% of the proceeds going to SDMG.  Last, but not least, there will be the ever-popular Ugly Rock Contest.

What, pray tell, is an UGLY ROCK CONTEST?  Although there are actually some folks out there who don't believe there is any such thing as an ugly rock, trust us, there is, and it will be your mission to prove them wrong!  No, we are not kidding; there is prize money involved.  First, there is the just plain Ugly category.  Nothing has been done to it, it's just a rock that only Mother Nature could love. It's all about finding that rock whose intrinsic ugliness shines like a beacon.  The Mimic Rock is more specialized, having to be not only as ugly a refrigerator repair man's behind, but also look like something identifiable.  Of course, the something it looks like is usually disgusting and gross, but this is a family event, so the name has to be clean.  The Embellished Rock category is an exercise in gilding the lily, er, rock.  As the name implies, the proud owner of an ugly rock actually decorates it in the style of his or her choice in order to enhance it.  The hardest part is picking a silly name.  It can take weeks, so start now.  Enter your rock between 10 and noon on the day of the BBQ.  Voting occurs during lunch, and winners are announced around 2:00 pm.

 

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