August 9, 2017
Thanks for a Great 4th Annual CAM Kokomo Burgerfest
With great weather, the 4th CAM Kokomo Burgerfest began at 8:30 a.m. with set-up by 25 CAM Client Volunteers. This Event would not have been possible without their help. Special thanks to Terry Jarrett.
Bailey’s Concessions faithfully returned to help us with Elephant Ears and the best Shake- Ups (Pam’s grandmother’s recipe.)
Our Business Supporters were all three Burger Kings, Dairy Queen on Sycamore, Crazy J’s Ice Cream Bar, Kokomo Parks, Coffee Junkiez, B & K on Markland, Texas Roadhouse, Grindstone Charley’s, Coca Cola Bottling, H & J’s Old Fashion Fountain Drinks worked a grill shift, Meijers, AmeriGas, Culligan of Kokomo, Martin Brothers Applicances for the Burger Battle Grill, and Community Howard Regional Health EMT.
The Media assistance helps spread the word of CAM and a couple of our out-of-the-ordinary expenses – Match to complete the Serena House Grant and $3,500 needed for an air conditioner that died a natural death at 210 North Market. Fund Raisers are an essential part of keeping non- profits running. We wish to thank Z92.5 FM and WWKI 100.5 FM, Kokomo Perspective, and Kokomo Tribune.
On the Stage, we wish to thank for beautiful music, Mark Mayfield from Great Faith Christian Center, Judson Road Christian Praise Team, HIS Band, Family Worship Center Praise Team, and Chris Neuhauser for supplying music and the sound system.
Thanks to the additional Churches who helped at the Burgerfest – Crossroads for the donation of food purchased, Judson Road Christian Church Teams led by Devin McCarty, and Russiaville Community Church with their help in donating the Big Green Egg Mini Max. Volunteers and supplies from St. Andrew Episcopal, Mt. Pisgah Baptist, Wayman Chapel AME, Second Baptist, First Church of the Nazarene, Main St. United Methodist, St. Thomas Orthodox, Liberty Baptist, Calvary Baptist, First Baptist Kokomo, Grace United Methodist, Oakbrook Community Church, Spirit Wind Church, Grace Memorial Church of God in Christ, Here’s Hope Church, and New Life Church.
Much thanks to the eight Burger Battle Participants – Brock Simpson – “CAM Burger”; Eddie Harmon – Jackson St. Commons - “USO Delight”; Joni Wdowka – “Cheesy, Cheesy Burger”; Ben Rutz & Erin Fletcher – Z92.5 FM Radio – “Z92.5 Specialty Burger”; Travis Marley – Marley Grill House – “Son of a Bun”; Scott Smith – Krazy Horse Krew Motor Cycle Group – “Beach BBQ Burger”; Jake Gibson – “Oh...Blank!! Burger”; Doug Glenn – “Pico Burger.” Judges’ Choice Winner – Joni Wdowka and People’s Choice Winner – Travis Marley.
Thanks to our Four Celebrity Judges were Reba Harris – Gilead House; Marla Miller-Dennis – Kokomo Chamber of Commerce & Wife of J.R. – WWKI 100.5 FM Radio; Rob Rupe – “Our Legion In These Parts” – Z92.5 FM Radio; and, willing to step in – Dennis Sanders – Grace Memorial Church of God in Christ.
We really appreciate the Second Baptist Grillers who created Kokomo Burgerfest Aprons. We thank these who worked the entire day - Kathy Esslinger, CAM Executive Supervisor; Krista Howe, CAM Assistant Fund Raiser; Debbie Norris, CAM Treasurer, Gene Kostrewa, CAM Board Member; Carl Brocks, CAM Case Manager; Devin McCarty from Judson Road Christian Church, and James Howe, MC.
For more pictures and names, please check out our website – CAMincHopeForHomeless.org and our facebook – CAM Hope.
CAM is a Community Service Provider for Center Township Trustee.
Rev. Ruth Lawson, CAM, Inc. 765-434-0687