2004 Jell-O
If you tire of the clutter, recycle trophies from years past by leaving them on the hostess' front porch.

Hoedown song sheets

You can recycle trophies from years' past by leaving them on the hostess' front porch.

Book survives immersion in Jell-O

Shopping needs
• table clothes (don't pay more than $1 each)
• forks at St. Vinny's (don't pay more than 10 cents each), and
• trophies and cool Jell-O molds (while priceless, they should go for less than a buck each).

Stuff can be left on the hostess' front porch, and she'll reimburse you.

Updated Feb. 7, 2011
Posted Jan. 28, 2002

Hotdish Hoedown leftovers

If you are missing any items, telephone the hostess with a message and phone number. She will leave the treasure on the front porch and leave phone message that it is ready for you to fetch.



Small bowl rumored to contain dill dip to go with salmon.


Yum. The pasta has been composted.


Below: The hostess needed new hot pads, as well as serenity, patience and faith.

  white bowl with pasta
hot pads



Guests did much better in 2005 in picking up their items before heading home. The only unclaimed item is a blue-and-white dish towel. However, the hostess may be acquiring extra serving utensils, which get scooped up and stored in the basement. Guests wanting to retrieve a favorite utensil should contact the hostess and ask to rummage through the storage box.  

Guests left these items behind at the 2004 Hotdish Hoedown. To reclaim them, please telephone the hostess, and she will leave them on her front porch for you to pick up. Also, there's a white plate at the community center. Contact Becky or Lisa there to claim it.

pam and troy's key Left: Who could Pam and Troy be? Why would their key be left on the floor at the community center? Hope their dog or cat isn't hungry. Hope the plants aren't exotic and that the mail isn't piling up.
blue, white dish towel
knife, towel
pan, light
Above: The remains of Jell-O No. 5 by Zoe and Joe, the recreation of Edison's first successful lightbulb, a current event.

Above right: The knife
and tan-checked towel
may belong to the
same folks.

Right: This container
once contained roasted
squash soup.
Sounds yummy --
send in the recipe

for all to share


hot pads

Hope these hot pads don't belong to the seniors.
If no one claims them, they may be donated to the community center.

green plastic bowl plastic bowl w/red lid
Guests left these containers behind at the 2003 Hotdish Hoedown. To reclaim them, please telephone the hostess, and she will leave them on the front porch for you to pick up. Missing after the action is a plastic sheath for a knife. E-mail the hostess


Only one item was left behind for 2002, a ceramic rectangular baking pan, 8 inches wide, 14 inches long, 1.75 inches high. dirty ceramic dish
It had red beans and something else that complemented the community center's orange chairs and the hotdish's red beans. This is stowed in the hostess' kitchen cupboard.

Missing in action at the 2002 Hoedown is a tippy cup, possibly white with a blue lid.

Leftover in 2001 were a white plastic colander that contained chips -- tortilla chips, maybe -- and a square (8-by-8-inch) pyrex glass lid. These are safely stowed in the hostess' basement.

white plastic colander square glass lid