Myself and another EMT from our Volunteer Fire Department are attempting to plan a benefit for a local girl who was recently in a serious car accident but is on the road to recovery.
We are thinking of having an Ice Cream Social/Dinner at the local park, but could really use some tips.
The fundraisers for the Fire Dept. in the past have brought in approx 300 people. We are thinking we should plan for 400?
Our plan/thoughts were to serve:
Shredded chicken and/or pulled pork sandwiches
(should we have potato salad or baked beans?)
Iced tea and/or lemonade?
Chocolate and Vanilla Ice cream with toppings.
We have several people in the community that would probably be willing to make fruit pies or cookies/brownies to go with ice cream
or would just regular toppings be better?
Any suggestions for ice cream toppings?
How much Ice Cream do we need?
How much meat, etc. do we need and from your experience should we have more or less options as far as food goes?
Are we being too ambitious?
Our tentative date is Sat. August 7th.
Does 4-8 sound like a reasonable serving time?
Any tips/advice you can give us would be GREATLY appreciated.
Thanks so much for your time!