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Saturday August 13, 2011
Poquette Family Golf Outing
$25 per person includes cart at The Royal Scot in New Franken
Pot luck dinner after golf at the Prevost Mansion
Click here to register for golf, or dinner, or both, or to see who's going.

Deadline to sign up Saturday August 6, 2011.
A katandmick photo
                      late afternoon storm brought cooler temperatures to Grand Chute along with wind and rain to put a damper on those attending the Wisconsin Timber Rattler game at Time Warner Cable Field at the Fox Cities Stadium. Most arrived early and expected to attend a tailgate party in the parking lot of the facility only to find that an impending storm made the set up impossible for those organizing the event. After a sudden drop in temperature of about 30 degrees F. and gusty winds that pushed chairs and tables around the parking lot went through rain settled in for about 45 minutes making sitting outside impossible.

Party goers fled to their automobiles for the duration of the storm and food preparations were unable to continue until the rain subsided. As soon as rainfall dropped to the amount of 25 drops per square foot per second, Dean returned to
his deep fryer which had been turned into a corn cooker for the occasion and lit the flame which had been blown out by the wind. Hot corn on the cob was the hit of the party after the wet cold and hungry crew devoured the vegetable soaked in butter along with hot dogs, 
brats, and hamburgers that people brought down and Kevin and I slapped on the grill and cooked to perfection. Eileen "Trixie" Sobieck made a screw salad and the Kat made her famous potato salad.
Even though the table was filled with food there were still those that longed for The Kat to have made cut out cookies for the party. She explained that the cookies were out of season and will not be seen again until October. The only lasting effects of the rain storm were Brittany Rezik worried for the rest of the night that she would step out of her flip flops.

The Timber Rattlers lost 8 to 2 to the Burlington Bees, but the game provided many exciting baseball moments and plenty of heartbreaking disappointments as well as missed opportunities did not go unnoticed by the spectators. Some changes from prior years included a more animated "Fang" who tried harder to involve the crowd with controlled cheering as well as a visit with the tailgaters in the parking lot before the game, and a short dance by the field crew dragging the field as they danced to a Brittany Spears song at the end of their baseline drag.
Trixie Sobieck concerned by the close proximity to home plate was worried that she would be hit by a foul ball although every ball headed close to our direction hit the net and died there.

This year tailgaters did not enjoy the fine weather seen here.
Trixie Sobieck
Immediately following the game those attending were treated to a fireworks show along with current pop music selections played on the stadium's PA system. Everyone was thankful to hear the song, "Firework" by Katy Perry during the interlude which negated the necessity of a cover of the song by Trixie Sobieck.
Those planning to attend the Poquette Family Golf outing on the 13th of August must be signed up by this coming Saturday according to event organizer Stephonia Prevost. Prevost says that she has to let the Golf course know how many are attending the week before the event. Prevost also requires those attending to acknowledge if they are attending the after golf party or going about their ways after golf due to food shortages at last years party. Prevost also advised those just attending the after golf party to register as well to insure those eating will get an arm band entitling them to partake in the dinner.

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