I smoked some pulled pork and everyone brought a dish. I designed some t-shirts to by made and everyone ordered them (see the pictures below). I got a shirt for her, her husband and children. I also got an adult coloring book, coloring pencils and pens and a gift certificate to a nice restaurant. I had tons of people ask to buy these shirts after she posted them on her Facebook page. I really liked the design, so I feel good knowing that others did as well. I knew this would be hard work, but I am slick worn out! It was more than I even thought. However, it was great to see everyone and to give Amber some peace of mind. I could tell she had a great time.
Tonight, we raised a bit of money with a split the pot for her to go enjoy with her family. Oh and the food turned out great! I'm a novice BBQ'er, but I was pleased with how it turned out. I even liked the homemade BBQ sauce better than the almost 20 store-bought BBQ sauces I've tried over the years. One day, I will write a post about my smoker (that I love)! For now, I just want to sleep peacefully knowing that everyone enjoyed the get together, we didn't run out of food and the rain held off (I was so worried about that)!
P.S. I also fixed up and painted some cornhole boards.