Terri Pniewski Gonzalez
EggFests are held all over the US as a celebration and appreciation for the Big Green Egg grill’s cooking versatility! This gathering of “eggheads” is a place to see an egg in action and talk with “master eggheads” to learn new and exciting cooking techniques and recipes.
Over 170 people joined in the festivities held at Shirley and Chuck Johnson’s beautiful back patio. Everyone enjoyed the food made on the Big Green Egg grill by Chef Forrest Bell and his hardworking crew. There was so much great tasting food: pulled pork, sausage, chicken, coleslaw and a baked potato bar. There were even individual pumpkin pie desserts! Everyone left happy and stuffed!
The proceeds from this event were donated to Patriot Paws, a non-profit that trains service dogs for disabled veterans. Their mission is to train and provide dogs of the highest quality at no cost to the disabled American veterans and others with mobile disabilities.
A service dog with Patriot Paws, joined us and showed us a lot of the abilities she has. She demonstrated what she can do for a disabled veteran and how she helps them not only physically but also emotionally.
In total the EggFest raised $10,005.92 for Patriot Paws. The 50/50 raffle winner took home $2200! Thanks to everyone who bought raffle tickets to add to the amount donated.
We are looking forward to more people joining us next year and donating even more money to Patriot Paws.
For more information on the dogs and how they are trained, please go to www.patriotpaws.org.