« on: January 27, 2014, 03:17:23 PM »
I personally thought everything was outstanding for the space/time given. I will reiterate some of the earlier posts:
Problem: The bathrooms were nasty. Didn't bother me being a guy, but I saw more than one lady utterly disgusted by the "swamp".
Suggestion: Since we are taking over the park for two days, maybe schedule a "honey wagon" to come pump out the old swamp water. I know at Rockfest for instance, they have to bring in the pumper trucks about half way through the day. Granted that's 50,000 people at a one day concert, but the idea is still sound.
Problem: The pavillion was packed
Resolution: Staff only on the inside of the pavillion. Set up pop-up tents around the outside for players to interface with registration, chili/beer, etc.. I don't know if the club owns one of the instant shelters, but I'm sure several members do. I have three, and would be willing to let the club borrow one or more for an event like this.
Problem: Hard to hear what's going on
Resolution: The schedule of events and times were posted. When it got close to time for something to happen, I would walk closer to the speakers to hear what was being announced. More speakers, different locations, etc would also help. I also think clearing the pavillion of everyone but staff would also help.
Problem: Chili contest limited
Resolution: Like Jack, I spent some time/money making the chili, and don't even know who won the Chili contest, where I placed in the contest, etc... I would like to see a top 10 placement. I'm not saying prize, because that's not why I make chili. Maybe some sort of prize for the top 3 or top 5, but just a place for the top 10 or top 1/3 or something like that.
Problem: Beer donations by free will?
Resolution: Not sure I understand the problem if the beer was donated and the donations go to Harvesters. If you do anything else, that might be pushing the grey area of of selling beer, thus requiring a liquor license and all of the red tape that goes along with it. I'm no expert, but do we really want Johnny Law hanging around (I know some cities have an ordinance that requires an officer if liquor/beer is being served). Again, I'm no expert but this just seems like one of those grey areas I would avoid.
Just my thoughts. I thought everything was mostly smooth with a few hiccups here and there, which are to be expected with an event this size.