Saturday, May 11, 2013

Pies, Ties, and a Farewell

Today (April 28, 2013), Casey gave his farewell talk in sacrament. Both him and McKenna Hawkins are leaving on their missions in May. (I wish I had been able to get a picture of Casey and McKenna together.) It was a packed house in Chelan with many members and non-members attending. Casey’s Grandpa Dan, Grandma Carol, Grandpa Dean, Sara Pritchard, Colby, and Dustin Jackson all came to support him. He also had his high school football/track coach come to hear him speak. He gave a great talk and touched many! We came home and had a quick lunch with Casey’s grandparents and rushed to get everything ready for the Pies and Ties! We had over 17 pies! Only five of them were homemade though. We enjoyed piƱa colada pie, brownie-whopper pie, cinamon roll pecan pie, salted-caramel brownie pie, and peanut butter and jelly pie just to name the homebaked ones. The turn out was amazing! We had over 70 friends and family show up to wish Casey well and to let him know they support him. We didn’t even count how many ties he received. THANK YOU to all of you who donated to his tie collection! Many provided him with ‘Words of Wisdom’ for him to read. Some humorous and others words of encouragement. He was truly overwhelmed by the love and support showed to him. He’s going to be an awesome missionary!

1 comment:

  1. Wouldn't have missed this - and I agree, he is going to be AWESOME!