The Storm Lake crew at Grand Junction
Yesterday was a long day for the RAGBRAI ground crew, with two stops. The traveling crew was wheels up at 4:00 am from Clive back to Grand Junction, where a group from Storm Lake (more photos and video from them later today) ably assisted in the breakfast run. I stayed behind in Des Moines for the food donation. Sherri left Green Mountain at 9:00 to meet a great group from the Tyson Perry Plant in Ames. Our chairperson, Andrea was out of action, with 850mg of Amoxicillin doing its job on the unwelcome strep throat.
The Perry Crew at Ames
It was an excellent day. Two crews from Perry (it was a 12-hour day in Ames) worked really hard and sold a bunch of ribeye and chicken sandwiches. Tyson VP Bruce Pautsch addressed a crowd gathering for the Styx concert, talked about how important Iowa is to Tyson, and announced an additional 100,000 pounds of food relief to the victims of the devastating Iowa floods.
The day ended at 11:00 with a huge fireworks show as the Perry crew began helping pack up the Ryder.
Today it’s on to Green Mountain and Tama Toledo.