2009 Annual Sun-N-Fun BBQ !!!!!

Event Details

2009 Annual Sun-N-Fun BBQ !!!!!

Time: April 23, 2009 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Sun-N-Fun campgrounds, same location as last year, map will be posted in booth.
Phone: 519-590-7601
Event Type: builders, gathering, bbq, sun-n-fun
Organized By: Mark Townsend
Latest Activity: Mar 29, 2010

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Event Description

2009Sun-N-Fun BBQ sign up, Please take the time to RSVP for this event . This will be for your ticket for the cooks to provide you with a great dinner . Plus this event is getting very large and I need an idea on how much food to buy so that we feed everyone and don't run out!

Thanks cdngoose

Sun-N-Fun BBQ History

This whole event started in November 2004 when I turned to David and Jon and said "Since were going to Sun-N-Fun, why don't we have a BBQ for other Zenith builders and flyers? " At that time we expected a turnout of 15-20 people and all we would need to do is pack a couple of small BBQ's. Along came March and I posted the sign up sheet. Not long after, we had 50 pre-registered. Oh crap! We would need more than a couple of small BBQ's. Luckily, along came Rick Roberts with the offer to bring large BBQ's, tables, potato salad, and a couple of fine gentlemen to cook everything for us. After we had a hundred people pre-registered I turned to David and Jon to help out in the climbing costs of the event which was coming out of my pocket. They agreed and registration stayed open for anyone wanting to join. Shortly after, both

Jabiru USA

kindly approached us with donations to the event which GREATLY helped cover the costs of the event. Contributions from appreciative participants helped us to break even. Thanks folks!

With the success of having over 120 people show up during the evening, as well as the Heintz Family, the folks from Jabiru USA, we have decided to make it an Annual event for the Sun-N-Fun Show.

Since then Jabiru USA , William Wynne, Cummins Spinners, Flightcrafters and Quality Sport Planes as well as people through donations have all pitched in to help cover the costs of the event. Last year was the first time that the event did not break even, that was primarily due to not having the donation of time and equiptment of Rick Roberts who was unable to make it due to job requirements. This event was started when I was a builder and is kept as a builders event for builders. Please join in for a great evening and if you can lend a hand it would be well appreciated.

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Comment by Ralph Gregus on April 1, 2009 at 12:31pm
i would like to bring along 2 pilot friends, greg scott, brother in law cub flyer who started me flying lives near lakeland, and chris riolo, stepson, flies citabria - is coming with me from michigan to join greg.
Comment by Jim Belcher on April 1, 2009 at 12:05pm
I may have to cover something over at Sun 'N Fun Radio at the same time as the BBQ. Is there any way I can finalize my intent after I get to S&F? I'll be there well in advance of opening day.
Comment by Steve Allred on March 24, 2009 at 8:02pm
Mark, I forgot to sign up to bring my wife, Kathy, with me. Please add her name to the list. This is our first event. Thanks, Steve
Comment by Danny Offill on March 23, 2009 at 10:32pm
Mark, I'm sorry I will not be able to attend. Maybe I'll see you again at the Zenith open hangar event in September.

Comment by Mark Townsend on March 12, 2009 at 12:50pm
No Problem Mack, just add their names to hte list so we can account for the extra food
Comment by Mack P. Kreizenbeck on March 12, 2009 at 11:22am
I'd also like to bring along three friends who have been my support group.
Comment by Cliff Herring on February 18, 2009 at 4:10pm
I will be attending and bringing three friends. I recently bought a 90% completed 601-HDS project and really look forward to meeting some builders with experience!
Comment by Mark Townsend on February 18, 2009 at 10:42am
Bring your friends, that is what the gathering is all about builders, family and friends. Just register their names in the RSVP box so I can account for them.
Comment by Scott Thatcher on February 18, 2009 at 9:35am
Mark... I'll have my wife and two friends with me however, if it is not allowed to bring friends, is it alright for me to bring my wife?

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