I talked with the Maricopa County Health Department today & they said we only have 4 teams who have gotten a Health Permit to do samples out at this event.
4 people doing samples will NOT cut it. Come on all, we are trying to make this a reoccurring event and the only way to do that is to make the sponsor and the public happy.
The entire reason Good Sam is sponsoring this event is that they are trying to give the RVers coming to the show something cool & hip to do. Just walking around smelling the BBQ isn't what they are looking for. IF we can't support the event, they won't support us. If we can step up and help make the event a success, then next time they will just do BBQ Vendors and not a comp.
They have about 1500 RVer's already registered for this event. That means a lot of people will be coming through our area after smelling this great BBQ all night and they will be looking for Samples.
The Charity is sending out a group to run the ticket sales and they have also been promoting the event. Please consider doing the samples out there. It's good for your future business, it's good for our Sponsors, it's good for our Charity, it's good for the Public and it's good for securing this event again in the future. Green Mountain has donated a Smoker and we have several other prizes donated for the people who buy sample tickets, so they are really committed to making the sampling a success. Please do your part to make it a success as well.
You HAVE to get your permit by this Friday or the price goes up. Don't miss out, please step up and let's make this event as good as we can. The weather is predicted to be amazing, so cook up some BBQ & interact with the public and the folks at PIR and Good Sam & let's see if we can secure more events out at PIR and out at more Good Sam Rallys. http://www.maricopa.gov/EnvSvc/EnvHealth/OnlineForms/TemporaryPermitApplication.aspx
Next item, each team will be getting 6 wristbands for the event & 2 parking passes. If you need more parking passes, just let them know when you check in at the Will Call Trailer as you arrive. They have your Team name & head cook name. Check in there, get your credentials & then they will direct you where to go.
Lastly, don't forget about the Appetizer Party on Friday night. Once again, this is something Good Sam is looking forward to, so let's make it the best one yet. We have lots of great prizes for the Appetizer party, so don't miss out.Safe Travels & we will see you all soon.