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Old August 4, 2015   #3
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Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Z6 WNY
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Hi Hank, The first year, we had no clue, but we had a good turn out of about 30 people or so. So for a first time party, we did well. We usually average about 50 people, but the actual number is never really known. Asking everyone to bring a dish helps then that way, you will have enough food. I always buy extra meat, and if we don't use it all, I freeze it. The only thing extra that can go to waste is rolls and buns, but those are cheap. Oh and I buy plates, napkins, etc. when they are on super sale and stock up so I have enough to last a few years. The iced tea and lemonade, I make in those big 5 gallon drink cooler things so it is cheap and there is always enough of that too. The only thing is getting the coolers. I'm lucky that my dad is a great garage saler and found me a couple some time ago.
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Yes, we have a great party for WNY/Ontario tomato growers every year on Grand Island!
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