Volunteers Galore

Have you ever read the children’s book Pigs A Plenty, Pigs Galore? There were a lot of pigs in that book.

For this conference, we had volunteers a plenty, volunteers galore. That’s one of the main reasons that we were able to pull it off so smoothly, and have such a wonderful conference.

Wednesday afternoon, we had a room full of volunteers, packing the attendee’s bags, preparing the silent auction items, and doing hundreds of other things. Registration badges and meal tickets had to be prepared, along with getting ready for the leadership day on Thursday. We had a few glitches, but it all worked out in the end.

After working hard, a large group of us went to dinner at Rio Mambo. Rio Mambo has 3 locations in Texas, and has worked to prepare a gluten-free menu. Best of all – they even have a dedicated fryer for their tortilla chips!  I must admit, I ate 2 whole bowls of salsa (with chips!), I was so excited. I also had the best chicken I’ve had in a long time, with a chipotle sauce and Monterey jack cheese. Oh, so good. I can guarantee I will be taking my family there soon.

From my heart, and on behalf of North Texas GIG, GIG National, and probably everyone who attended the conference, I would like to send out an enormous THANK YOU to all who volunteered at the conference, the locals and those who just chose to jump in and help.  We couldn’t have done it without you.

I would also like to send a big THANKS! to Cynthia Kupper (national director) and Nancy Kloberdanz (volunteer extraordinaire who manages the GIG office), for all the time and effort they put into supporting those of us with Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance, and helping us become better educated on our health and diet.  We all live better for the work that you do.

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