We’ll get to the big deal in a moment, but first I want to give a HUGE thanks to my old pal Joe who is now the CFO of Ramey’s grocery stores. We were buds in high school, went to prom together my junior year, and now I hardly ever get to see him around.
I asked him if he could get Ramey’s to donate Boston butts and hamburger buns to Laurel Main Street for the chili cookoff fundraiser this weekend, and he obliged without hesitation. I picked it all up this afternoon and felt terrible walking out with a buggy full without paying for any of it. But it’s good to have friends in high places, right?
The cookoff is Saturday from 12 to 5. There’ll be 15 teams competing with handmade bowls of endless chili for sale (I love this concept), a beer garden, a kids’ area, live music from the 6550s, and Robby Scruggs’ famous BBQ sandwiches. Bring your Prilosec.
Then tonight we went to see one of our sweet senior youth guys play baseball at Laurel High’s opening tournament in their brand new stadium. I know absolutely nothing about baseball, but sitting with our neighbors with the best seat in the house while they’re blaring the Beatles and Zach Brown from the pressbox makes it a whole lot of fun.