Serving at the Warrior Banquet

“Big, little, little big . . . always from the left . . . okay, don’t drop anything Leticia!” Talk about learning to be a server of a full course meal in just a few quick lessons!

Ninety-six volunteers from several men’s and women’s collegians along with PCC’s Special Event Catering Team joined together to help at Pensacola Christian Academy’s Warrior Banquet.  The banquet is held every year to honor the athletes, and every year collegian members have the opportunity to volunteer at this event to gain collegian points for their collegian.

While some volunteers were assigned to be servers and beverage pourers, others were assigned to be expediters, porters, or dishwashers.   First thing we did once we got there was put on our professional looking vests and bowties 🙂 and report to our locations.  We received instruction on what to do, and off we were to serve at the banquet! The operation of the whole banquet was fantastic. It was neat to be behind the scenes and learn some skills I wouldn’t normally learn in my course of study. No previous experience needed . . . just a willingness to help!  Between shifts, we met in the back, took pictures, goofed off, and just had a great time. At the end of the event, all the volunteers and the catering team met in the back for the best part of the day . . . dinner time! We were each given meal boxes as well as food that was served at the banquet.  Chicken parmesan, green beans, bread rolls, salad . . .  I had soo much too eat; it was all so delicious! Not to mention we even had dessert and coffee!

Last we had clean up. With the many volunteers present, clean up went by quickly.   It was amazing to see so many college students serve others while having a blast at the same time. Certainly toward the end of the event we were all exhausted, but the opportunity to serve and the many memories made were priceless! I look forward to next year’s PCA Warrior Banquet and encourage every collegian member that has this collegian service project to participate! It is so much fun!

Congrats to the men’s collegian Bulldogs (Sigma Kappa Delta) for having all eight officers present at the banquet as well as many collegian members present! The Bulldogs have held records on having the most collegian members come to help at this event; keep the tradition going guys!

And . . . hats off to PCC’s catering team and staff for your outstanding work!

5 Responses

  1. Mr. Jeremy Buschman

    To the members, lead by the officers, from Sigma Kappa Delta, thank you for showing a strong desire to have a servant’s attitude in all your opportunities this year! I appreciated seeing your desire to serve be a blessing to those attending the Warriors banquet; as well as, those to whom you worked with at the banquet.

    To all of the other collegians members that volunteered their time, keep using this same willing spirit as you work in whatever opportunities the Lord gives you.

  2. Paige Mueller

    This banquet was a blast. I had soo much fun helping pour the drinks for the people. The people at the banquet and the collegians that were behind the scenes were fun to interacte with. Next year will be even better.

  3. Kristen King

    Serving at the Warriors Banquet was so much fun! I didn’t wear the right shirt for the bowties (or whatever they call the thingies us girls had to wear…;) we had to wear around our necks. But oh well. => I didn’t wear the right shoes either. The memo I received said to wear flat black shoes that were comfortable. Well, the nice, sleek Sunday shoes I put on KILLED my feet!! I remember almost 30 minutes after getting there, my feet were already starting to hurt. And we had five more hours to go!!! I think the best thing about working there was being with all the amazing people. We all worked together and just had so much fun. Even carrying tables back after the banquet was fun! 😉 Thanks to all who helped make the banquet special, not only to those guests, but also to me. =>

  4. Paige Mueller

    Anyone can do the banquet. It was alot of fun.

  5. Bianca Brennan

    It was so much fun serving at the Warriors Banquet!! I really enjoyed, even that I went at the last minute, and had to learn everything in 5 minutes before started!! But I’m glad I went, It was a blast!! Thanks for the opportunity!!! God bless you all!! =)

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