Little Three XC Parents & Family Gathering

October 24th at Amherst College - 11:00 Men and 11:45 Women Start Times

With the annual running of the Little XC Championships being held right here at home, and being the last meet of meet of the season in which everyone would be competing (barring unforeseen circumstances of course), it is a great opportunity to try and get as many family members in attendance. Like we have done in the past years, we are hoping to get as many of you as possible to make the trip to Amherst and cheer on your kids and meet the rest of the team, coaches and other families. As an added bonus ( and extra congestion) it is also Homecoming Weekend. Immediately following the conclusion of the meet - the men will get underway at 11:00 while the women will start at 11:45 - we are hoping to have a "tailgate gathering" for everyone. What is consumed will depend entirely on what you all care to bring and there is really no limit on those possibilities - it will be up to you all. There are approximately 45 men and women on the team and they are sure to be tired, hungry and thirsty after a day of tough competition. Tailgate fare - burgers, dogs, chicken, sandwiches, salads, your son / daughters favorite food, perhaps your favorite food, something unique, something common, drinks, chips, paper ware and utensils (not to eat but be eaten with or upon, just to clarify) - basically your call on what you would like to bring, as I am sure that it will get devoured and certainly will be greatly appreciated.

This is a chance to see the team compete for Little Three supremacy, a chance to see your son / daughter race, a chance to meet the other parents and their respective runners, a chance to meet / see again the coaches and the most important part, to get everyone together and have a great time and show your support of the team and the program. As we get closer to the 24th of October, I will update this site with what people are bringing so that you will know who is bringing what - while some things may be the same, there is certainly a chance that one person's secret chicken is different then someone else's, so feel free to double up. Perhaps seeing what others are bringing will help to put an idea into your head. We have had a good time in the past with the gatherings during Track and XC and we are looking forward to building upon that success this year.

We will make up name tags and have them for you at the meet, as well as extra tags if you are bringing your other kids or family members. More information and details will follow, and as they do, they will get included right here so that you can check back as the day gets closer! Also, for those who want to be wearing some XC gear, please check out the Amherst XC Clothing link so that you can be dressed in some Amherst attire.

I am planning to bring my grill - so we have at least one big grill that can be used, and we will also have some tables that are near the finish line. It is Homecoming so those may be at a premium and if you are not coming from a far distance, and a small table can pack easily, I might suggest throwing that in if possible. On behalf of the team and the coaches, we are really looking forward to seeing you all here on the 24th and are hoping for a huge turnout! If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact either me Ned mail or 413 542 8117

Ned, Amy & Lukas, Kim and Steve

Those coming and, if mentioned, what they are bringing. Keep checking back as October 24th gets closer and things get finalized. I will try and update this regularly as I hear back from people and what they are bringing.

Replies as of 10/22

Scott and Tamsen Almeida (Lauren) - lemon pepper chicken for the grill

John and Ann Marie Simeone (Ali) - Italian Sausages and Peppers/Onions (subs of course), some kind of side dish and dessert

Pat and Eliane Yochum (Will) - pasta salad and fruit

Julian and Nan Corsello (Steve) - 3 Bean salad and cupcakes

Stave and Tammy Pitmon (Adron) - Vermont apple cider, apples and apple cider donuts

Claire Scigliano (Ellen) - some kind of sweets and gatorade

Steve and Candy Daly (Sarah) - chocolate covered pretzels and willing to go in on supplies or anything needed

Jon and Melinda Moulton (Kristen) - brownies and another dessert

Paul and Cheryl Zaccagnino (Laura) - Thai Noodles with Peanut Sauce and Chocolate and Raspberry Rugelach

George and Keri Reed (Elodie) - sweet breads (pumpkin and pear), home-baked beans (vegetarian), and cups, plates

Anthony and Donna Alizzi (Rebecca) - chicken wings, a dessert and napkins

Robert and Bernie Scheetz (Ben) - salad (probably spinach) and cookies, brownies or cake

John and Julie Knuff (Cate) - Burgers and rolls

Mike and Deb Giaimo (Cara) - water bottles, some liters of soda and some gatorade

Bill and Cheryl Holaday (Eric) - spiral cut ham and a dessert

Ivor and Therese Pritchard (Melissa) - a dessert and some plastic utensils

Jim and Rozanne Cohoon (Travis) - fresh fruit and a dessert

Jerry and Anne Buckley (Dillon) - Chili

Hana Odeh (Jamila) - dessert and/or festive bean dip

Carlyle Eubank (Carlyle Jr) - Cheese, bread, and a bit of wine

Polly Parsons and Jim Jacobson (Alec) - cheese and crackers and tablecloths

John and Maryann Howe (Eli) - vegetable platter and some cookies

John and Jennifer McGrail (John) - chips and a dessert.

Watson and Patti Galleher (Sophie) - chips, salsa & guacamole

Janet Kremins (Keri) - sandwiches