Thanksgiving Day at Tremont…

This was the first year for us to host Thanksgiving Dinner at Tremont Outdoor Resort.  The first year is kind of like foraging into the unknown, you plan for everything that you can, but some things you just have to let unfold and learn from them for next time.

Well, our first Thanksgiving Dinner seems to have been a hit!  There were about 85 people who gathered together to celebrate, give thanks, and of course, eat some really good food.  Let me tell you, the folks who camp at Tremont can cook!  While we provided the deep fried turkey, rolls, and drinks, everybody else provided the side dishes and desserts.  It was neat to experience recipes from different parts of the country.  I know the stuffing from Louisiana with shimp and andouille sausage was a hit along with many other dishes.  In fact, we were so impressed with the culinary skills of our guests, that we are going to solicit their recipes, if they are willing to share them, to compile in a Tremont cookbook.

Although we learned some things through trial that we can do differently to make things go even smoother in the future, we were thrilled with how the day turned out!  It was so nice to gather everyone together to celebrate.  We were blessed with good weather early in the day and had just the right amount of heat to keep folks comfortable.

Here are a few snapshots from the day…

Actually the day before Thanksgiving...Wilson, Jesse, and Bill assembling a turkey fryer. Notice that one of them is actually reading the directions!

The turkey fryers at work. Between them, they cooked 8 turkeys!

Karla (left) and Amy (right), two of the many people who helped us pull this event together!

Bringing in the delicious food!

The buffet table starts to fill up...

Dessert!!

After the blessing (given by my good friend, Byron), folks start moving through the buffet line.

Gary carved at least 6 out of 8 turkeys!

Jesse is happy that all of the turkeys are cooked!

This is probably my favorite picture from the day...Elijah talked SOMEBODY into letting him have his cupcake BEFORE he ate dinner. As you can probably guess, he REALLY enjoyed it!!

Elijah's older brother thought the dessert before dinner concept was a good one.

Folks gathered together in the Pavilion

We hope that everyone had a wonderful time!  If you weren’t there, we hope that you will join us next year at Thanksgiving!  We were so blessed to be able to celebrate with all of  you.

Hope to see you all soon!

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