Saturday we had the last CCF meeting of the year. This one is different. Instead of camping somewhere in Indiana for four days, we meet in a sort of central location (Marion, this year) and have a pitch-in dinner, or pot-luck if you are from those parts. The food is always fantastic, for everyone brings her, or his, best.
After we eat, there is an auction, for we have all brought a bunch of white elephants which are sold to raise funds for the activities of the group. I have been to four or five of these now, and it seems to me that some have a collection of items which they buy and resell the next year, rotating these around from home to home. But it is for a good cause. And a good time, as the saying goes, is had by all.
My best purchase was a baggie containing six chunks of homemade peanut butter fudge. I did a stint at "crying the sale" and a pretty poor job of it I did, too, notwithstanding my enthusiasm and strong-arm sales tactics. Oh, it must be that I was stuck with trying to sell the least desirable items!
The best part is visiting with friends, some of whom we saw a month ago at a camp-out, and some of whom we haven't seen in a good while. Most we will not see again until April, or even May if we don't get back from Texas in time for the April outing.