If you tire of the clutter, recycle trophies from years past by leaving them on the hostess' front porch.
Updated April 3, 2007
Hotdish Hoedown 2007 Invitation
Kindly bring a hotdish, salad, dessert or some other homemade dish to pass. Drinks (beer, wine, juice, water and maybe root beer) are provided.
Participation in the Jell-O contest is optional.
All Hoedown guests are asked to bring Spam to donate to the food pantry.
Children will find engaging activities going on in the basement with trained, highly skilled child-care providers. Most of the child-free adult guests aren't really aware of all that goes on down there. Parents or designated guardian must be on the premises.
Please honor the hostess' control issues and don't invite extra guests without asking the hostess. This is a private, invitation-only party, and chairs go quickly. Last year, strangers showed up. Good thing they didn't take a bumper sticker.
If you know you can't attend, let the hostess know. The hall fills to capacity, and if your family is out of town, that could free up some seats for out-of-town relatives of regular Hoedown guests or new coworkers of the hostess.
Hotdish Hoedown 2007 should be the second-to-last year at the Atwood Community Center, 2425 Atwood Ave. The new building is to be ready in time for the 2009 Hoedown
If you need to know the date or time for this year's gathering, or it you have other questions, please contact the hostess, firstname.lastname@example.org.