Monday, October 26, 2009

Scones had better not have a calorie count. . .

We've been getting totals back from various departments, providing insight to the amount of food guests consumed, how much toilet paper was used, how many rode Pierce Transit's "Fair Express" and other nifty little facts from the 2009 Puyallup Fair.

Let me tell you this: You don't want to know the calorie count on scones. Especially when a grand total of (drumroll, please...) 1,205,270 were purchased. Now that is a lot of scones - more than one for every person that attended. It is also a lot of calories. Thank heavens they vanish when the scones are put in the bags!

So you were wondering about toilet paper, weren't you? A total of 6,986,000 feet of TP was flushed. On the "save the environment" front (and parking hassles), 96,629 rode on Pierce Transit's busses from various park and ride locations. Kudos to all who took the bus!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Oktoberfest Brought Puyallup to Germany

Oktoberfest was a smashing success. In total, 281 kegs of grog was consumed, authentic singing and dancing was a highlight, and tempting German food filled empty stomachs. A huge hit was the wiener dog race, or should we say races! Every size, color and personality of wiener dog showed up to compete, and some complete with costumes. With an event like that, we can't wait for next year's Oktoberfest!