It is a good day when you get tacos. That’s why so many people were happy to attend our Cinco de Mayo fiesta! We had fun games, lots of food, and some tasty treats to finish the meal on a high note. It was a great way to enjoy the warm weather, and to connect with new friends. We had a few lawn games like bean bag toss, ladder toss, or horseshoes if anyone wanted to try their hand at them. Whatever you were in the mood for, you could find it at the fiesta.
So how do you say it? Po-tay-to or po-tah-to? Whatever the answer you gave, it would not be a reason to call off the OIT potato bar! You would miss out on too much. This year’s potato bar was here just in time for some warm weather. We had potatoes with toppings to spare. It was a tasty treat to get in the right mood for St. Patrick’s Day. After the meal you could enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day themed crossword puzzle, or learn some trivia about the holiday. We hope to be able to see all of you at the next potato bar!
I love pancake parties. Almost everyone has memories of waking up as a child, excited to eat a heaping plate of Mom’s homemade pancakes. Maybe it was chocolate chip, blueberry, or even red velvet. Whatever the variation was, they were sure to quickly disappear. We decided that a pancake party would be a great way to celebrate February (who needs chocolate anyway?) and show our appreciation for the wonderful employees that work here. We made sure there were many delicious pancakes for our employees to enjoy. It was a time to bond over great tasting food. While it wasn’t pancake day, that was on the 28th, it was still a fun celebration!
Did you know that fifty grams of chili peppers contain more than 100% of your daily value of vitamin C? All the more reason to have a chili cook-off! This year, there was plenty of chili to go around, all with amazing recipes. We had everything from a curry to white chili. One even had a special dosage of Dr. Pepper.
In our search for the best chili, we had three different categories of spiciness: mild, medium, and hot. For each category, a winner was selected by anonymous voting. Each one was delectable. We would like to commend our participants for the wonderful food, and thank everyone who helped make this event possible.
A cool wind blew over the court. It was a Halloween like many others. Most people were waiting to go to evening festivities. But there was one thing that made this day special. The annual basketball tournament.
The numbers for this year’s tournament were smaller than normal, but talent was not in short supply. This year two student teams faced off for the right to play the full-timers. It was a hard fought battle, but in the end only one team moved on. The victors advanced to play against the full timers. It was a best two out of three. Though there were times when it looked like either team could take the title, in the end the students triumphed 2-0. With this, the students claimed the title, and the right to a pizza party. Congratulations to the winning team, and see you all next year!