In a small town where there are only 28 students in the graduating class the whole town celebrates. People wander from place to place on the night of graduation.
The support begins at the Graduation Ceremony. As we walked into the gym there were long tables with a paper bag with each graduates name on the bag. Jen deposited cards for most all of the kids graduating.
After the Graduation we headed back to Andy and Jens for the party.
The main feature was a Taco Bar with all the fixins.
There was a slide show behind the cupcakes. They shared space with a candy offering of Nerds for Nerds, Gummy Worms for Bookworms, Smarties, $100,000 Candy Bars for Student Loans and probably a few I missed.
There was table for cards and a photograph to sign as the guest book. There was a book of letters from his parents that began when he was born and several photographs.
Outside there was a Smores Bar set up near the firepit. It was a chilly night so a fire felt really good.
It was a good gathering, we made it through the Taco Bar to douse our chips with Far Guy’s Dip and enjoy some time visiting…we skipped out after the fire was lit and it began to get dark to make our way home.
It was a fine celebration for Noah! He will be attending the University of North Dakota in the Fall majoring in Chemistry in preparation for a career in Medicine.
Today also happens to be his 18th birthday! Happy Birthday Noah!!
Far Guy’s Dip
Brown 1 Pound of Italian Sausage
Add and stir until creamy
A can of Hormel Chili with no beans
1 plus pounds of Velveeta Cheese
A brick of Philly Cream Cheese
Pickled Jalapeno Peppers sliced, add as many or as few as you like
A double recipe fills a regular size crock pot! This is a favorite dip which all our “grands” enjoy! It is known as “Grandpa’s Dip.”