July 26 marked the 2008 installment of the Washta Firemen's Street Dance and Barbecue. A bevy of folks dropped in for the gala that featured grilled pork burgers, corn-on-the-cob, potato salad, baked beans and potato chips. The big beat for the dance portion of the evening was provided by the band 100 Proof. The ground pork for the fete was donated by Trapp Farms of Washta and the sweet corn was provided by Perry Slota.
In this photo, Garrett Rodby is seen putting the finishing touches on an ear of the delicious sweet corn. Photo by Ron Flewelling.
So many folks dropped in for the pork burgers and sweet corn served at the event that they almost ran out of supplies. Two large door prizes -a side of beef and a new gas grill - were raffled away during the event. These were won by Aaron Cronin and Bill Gray, respectively.
In addition, a quilt - sewn and donated by Lois Ebert- and an afghan -knitted and donated by Margaret Stuart- were also raffled off. The quilt was won by Kyle Roepke and the afghan was captured by Becky Jenkins
In this photo, Washta's Donna Tucker can be seen receiving some expedient sweet corn service from Assistant Fire Chief Jamie DeWitt. Photo by Ron Flewelling.
The pork burger singe and burn duties at the barbecue portion of the Washta Firemen's summer fete fell to griller guys Brian Keck and Jerry Townsend. Photo by Ron Flewelling. [Click to enlarge]