VANDALIA – The Butler Marching Aviators didn’t go hungry during last week’s band camp.
Meals were organized through the Anthony Trissell Memorial Foundation while being prepared and served in the fellowship hall of Vandalia United Methodist Church.
The Foundation has been raising funds and will provide meals for the Aviator marching band, color guard and Kickline prior to every home football game.
Former Butler band members Kevin Doench and Matthew Korthauer served Friday’s meal. Christy’s Pizza was the main course on Friday, along with Jacob Huddleston’s popular mac-n-cheese and salads.
Huddleston also served his grandmother’s homemade spaghetti sauce on Thursday during band camp week. Huddleston, a CTC senior culinary student, spent hours preparing, making and serving homemade vegetarian lasagna, meat lasagna and spaghetti for band camp pasta night. The Butler marching band, color guard and directors greatly appreciated Jacob’s dinner.
For many hours, on July 19, Chris Ticknor volunteered his time to grill veggie burgers, hot dogs and beef burgers for nearly 100 marching band members, color guard members, directors/teachers. This is the eighth straight year that Mr. Ticknor was the grill-master during “wild west theme day” at Butler High School band camp.
Ticknor’s Grilled Wild West meal is always a hit. Other favorite entrees, served during band camp, included Chick-fil-A and Christy’s Pizza. Daily, band and guard members also enjoyed fruit, salads, mac-n-cheese and freshly homemade cookies donated by the VUMC United Methodist Women’s group.
Feeding hungry band members is a mission of the Anthony Trissell Memorial Foundation.
Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.