If you weren’t able to make it to the 7th Annual Athens Eggfest, you certainly missed a great event! The weather was perfect and the 35 cooking teams churned out some of the best variety of food ever!
Thanks to those individuals who paid a $5 tasting fee, and to a generous donation from Morrison Supply, over $9,000 was raised to benefit the Friends of the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center.
A special shout out of thanks go to all of our Egghead Cooks. These folks came from Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas to cook at their own expense. They are generous beyond compare and I am blessed to call each of them a friend.
I’d also like to thank Matt Pittman of Meat Church for spending his afternoon with us and providing valuable cooking tips to our audience.
One thing that makes our event so awesome is the hands on treatment we get from our sponsors. Everyone at Morrison Supply shows up to help with questions, setup, distribution of Demo Eggs to their new owners, and even to cook. They are family to us and Ryan Campise is a very special friend! Then, there are the folks from First State Bank. These guys take event participation to a whole new level. Prior to the event, their staff team members get together for a taste testing event to determine their event menu. The day of the event, their team members bring a contagious enthusiasm that makes everyone’s event experience even more fun! Brookshire’s provides backup support to us in the form of gift cards to our cooks to help them with their food costs. They also attend the event and keep an eye on the cooks to help bring supplies to them if needed. The staff and volunteers of the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center provide manpower that makes the event run smoothly. From setting up tents, assembling Demo Eggs, helping with any printed materials, and many other tasks, it’s very apparent that these guys are proud of their facility – and well they should be. Special thanks to Jim Booker for his coordination of event logistics.
Finally, this event was made possible through the continued support of Chris Randall and the good people of Paragon Distributing. Nick and Greg, you know we love you! This year, I’d especially like to thank Brandon Glass for his time and talents in helping with our event artwork. Didn’t it rock???
It’s not too early to mark your calendars NOW to attend the 8th Annual Athens Eggfest on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Registration will open in January 2018 for next year’s event. We hope to see you there!!!!