Common questions (and answers) about the first-ever Bulldog Bash
Q: When and where is the "Bash?"
A: The "Bash" will be at 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, in the parking lot west of Liston Stadium. (Next to the Baker softball field.)
Q: What exactly is the "Bash?"
A: It is a citywide tailgate party with food, music and contests for the kids. This year the proceeds from the event go to help with "start-up" expenses for junior high football.
Q: Why the name "Bash?"
A: It is the only name the organizational committee could think of that started with the letter B.
Q: Where can tickets be purchased?
A: Tickets can be bought at any of the three "official" ticket outlets The Lodge, Santa Fe Market or Walt's Pizza. Tickets can also be purchased from any of the "Bash" sales captains: Lew Ruona, Ted Madl, Robyn Elder, Brian Orloff, Mike Berg or Gerald Cullumber.
Q: How did the sales captains get selected?
A: They were chosen from a list of approximately one half dozen applicants. Basically, they were tricked into "volunteering" before they knew what they were getting into.
Q: Besides raising money, what are two other things the "Bash" is trying to accomplish?
A: 1- Have fun; 2- Help draw a big crowd to the Baldwin High School home opener.
Q: Besides the contests, is there anything else that might be geared to the kids?
A: There are a couple of surprises in store for the kids and the first 100 kids through the gate will get a free item such as a hat or shirt.
Q: Who gets in on a ticket?
A: The entire family gets into the "Bash" and the ball game on one ticket. Aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, in-laws the entire group.
Q: Is there a limit on how much people can eat?
A: Once a person has consumed 10 polish dogs, they will receive a warning from food chairman, Dale Enick. Other than that, no limit
Q: What about the entertainment?
A: Baldwin High School band director Will Cooper has some live music lined up and there's a good chance there will be a couple of live cheers and dance performances.
Q: What is this stuff about the "six o'clock surprise?"
A: It wouldn't be a surprise if everyone knew, would it? You'll just have to come and find out. We'll only tell you that you'll see something that you wouldn't think possible in Baldwin City.
Man, the "Bash" sounds like a heck of a deal. Lots of food, a bunch of fun stuff for the kids, live music and a football game? Is this really going to happen Sept. 1? Yep.