October 23rd at Wesleyan - 12:30 Women and 1:15 Men Start Times
With the annual running of the Little XC Championships 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 this weekend, and head to Wesleyan to cheer on your kids and meet the rest of the team, coaches and other families. Immediately following the conclusion of the meet - I believe that the women will get underway at 12:30 while the men will start at 1:15, and if this changes then I will let you know as well as update the site - 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, sausages, chili, 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.
I realize that parents Weekend is the following weekend, but we are also going to be at NESCAC's that weekend which is at Hamilton College in NY, and we will be leaving for that meet on Friday evening and getting back late on Saturday so the Family Gathering works as a great Parents Weekend for a few different ways!. 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 23rd 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.
As we will not be at home like last fall, tables may be hard to come by - especially with it being Homecoming at Wesleyan, and my grill that I had brought in last year will be a little tough to get to Wesleyan on the bus, so these things may be needed for those who might not have as long of a drive? On behalf of the team and the coaches, we are really looking forward to seeing you all here on the 23rd 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
Directions to Wesleyan - the XC course is at the bottom of the direction link
Ned, Amy & Lukas, Steve
Those coming and, if mentioned, what they are bringing. Keep checking back as October 23rd 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 October 20th
Jerry and Anne Buckley (Dillon) - Chili, Table and Tent
John and Anne Marie Simeone (Ali) - Gas Grill Cheese/Hamburgers, Veggie Burgers, 1 x6' Table, disposable table cloth, a dessert and a tent
Maura Nicolosi (Joe) - I would be happy to bring up wihatever I can fit in my car. I have plenty of coolers, a table and a smallish propane grill which is perfect for a few hamburgers and hotdogs.
Eliane and Pat Yochum (Will) - Penne with meat sauce
Janet Braun and Jeff Heintz (Kevin) - fruit and vegetable platter
Lisa Greenstein (Gus) - desserts
Steve and Yen Dao (Amy) - Egg Rolls
Steve and Tammy Pitmon(Adron) - VT cheese and crackers and fresh VT apples
Bob and Bernie Scheetz (Ben) - fall chicken salad and maybe cookies or fruit bread
Ken and Bobbie Wong (Christina) - caesar salad and Hawaiian treats
Carol Sullivan and Family (Melissa) -
Pam Marcus and Jeff Erskine (Andrew) - we would like to bring additional supplies of burgers/buns/cheese for grilling
Scott and Tamsen Almeida (Lauren) - Calzones and some snack foods
Anthony and Donna Alizzi (Rebecca) - We will bring all paper goods, utensils, cups, and napkins. We can also bring water and other drinks. I will make brownies and an orzo side dish.
Polly Parsons and Jim Jacobson (Alec) will be there and we will bring dessert.
Brad and Patty Hager (Anne) - Annie's favorite spaghetti squash casserole, bread and salad, and at least a card table if not a bigger table.
Mark and Liz Burnett (Dan) - We would be happy to bring a sheet cake, some sandwiches, and some drinks, as well as some paper goods.
Julian and Nan Corsello (Steve) - 3 bean salad and some desert.
Jim and Shelley Kirkham (Brooke) -
Paul and Cheryl Zaccagnino (Laura) - Raspberry and Chocolate Rugelach and other desserts.