Still working on full details, and will put an event page up when those are set ....
but wanted to get the date out there so you all can get this on your calendar and make those travel arrangements!
We start with Saturday evening mass, then head to the Host Home for our pitch-in dinner. Chili entrees are numbered and voting is done with a blind taste test. Those that do NOT bring a contest entry will supply side dishes, appetizers, and desserts. If you sign up to bring an entry - just say 'Chili" - do NOT post or mention any identifying remarks like how hot, spicy, or specific meats / ingredients that may be in it. Keep it neutral please.
NOTE: We MAY wind up limiting the contest entries to a specific number, 12 or so. It would expedite voting and allow us to eat at a reasonable time. It's still under discussion. IF we do limit, we encourage new participants, or those who haven't won before but have 'tweaked' their recipe to try again.
As always, it's BYOB - bring what you wish, and if you are drinking alcohol, we encourage you to spend the night. Bring your own bedding (air mattress, pillow, sleeping bag) and we'll have separate places for the men and women to spend the night.
In the morning, we'll gather again for a pitch in breakfast (if you stay, we ask that you bring a pitch in item for dinner AND another one for breakfast.) We'll work with travelers to assign them easy 'store bought' pitch ins. You can come in early on Friday, and stay as long as you wish on Sunday - we usually play more games, do an activity (movie, bowling, a group walk), and generally continue the fun all through the weekend.
We'll have great food, plenty of laugh, a game or two and LOTS & LOTS of hugs! (MIGHT even still have a sprig of mistletoe or two hanging up from our Christmas party.......)
This will be held on the north side of Indy - probably at Nancy's (where our Christmas party was) - we'll let you know for sure on the Event page.
Travelers - arrange to fly in and out of IND. Megabus folks - let us know what times you're looking at for arrival and departure and we'll work on getting you some rides.
So MARK THOSE CALENDARS - we look forward to seeing old friends again, and to meeting many new ones!
If you think you may join us - post a comment here please. It will give us an idea of how many to expect, which may help us plan the location accordingly. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!
SEE YOU FEB 9th!