[dropcap style="font-size: 60px; color: #0b4779;"]O[/dropcap]ur annual watermelon carving contest was a success as we took to the kitchen of the Ronald McDonald House to take part in their Guest Chef Program. Chicken flautas were on the menu along with some yummy sides and of course, watermelon creatures! This year, Luke (estimator/project manager) and April (assistant project manager) took part in the carving festivities and their designs were… well, let’s just say this year’s theme was “<possible>creatures of the earth”.
Needless to say, we had a blast as always. We always enjoy partaking in team building for a wonderful cause.
This year, Ralph, Josh, Kari, Chris, Luke, April, Amanda and Alex suited up in aprons and brought their cooking skills to the Roanld McDonald House.
Thank you to the Ronald McDonald House for your dedication to our community!
With the help of Ralph Baldwin (CEO), Darren Lewis (Superintendent) and Josh Bazinet (Project Manager), we had a great opportunity to share some of our projects with 15 high school seniors enrolled in the Running Start for Careers Program. This program is for APS high school seniors/juniors registered in the Associated Builders & Contractors and Central New Mexico Community College dual-enrollment course for skilled construction trades. This tour is part of an ongoing series of educational fieldtrips that allow students to physically touch and watch buildings come to life while instilling the importance of the skilled construction work. Students in the Running Start for Careers Program are seeking opportunities in various trades but all have a common interest in the construction industry.It’s always great to see young minders eager learn about the construction industry, and it’s always incredibly rewarding to be able to share our experiences with them.
(Photo- From left to right: Nan Vigil, David Doyle, Alexandra Pulliam, Chris Royce, April Leon-Guerrero, Ralph Baldwin)[dropcap style="font-size: 60px; color: #0b4779;"]O[/dropcap]n Thursday, July 19, armed with skillets and spatulas, EBC employees and family members cooked up a feast for the residents at the Ronald McDonald House. We stewed up some homemade chili for Frito pies, carved sharks out of watermelons and prepped salad for about 60 residents. With a kitchen full of laughter and humble employees eager to cook for a good cause, all of our chefs agreed this was a great success. Although EBC has always been very generous with monetary donations, we find it so much more meaningful to go out and directly help those in need. We all really enjoyed “getting our hands dirty”, especially for an organization whose contributions to our community are exceedingly generous. We hope to do this again soon! View Press Release HERE.
EBC employees took off safety vests for an afternoon and changed into kitchen aprons while taking part in the Ronald McDonald House Charity’s Guest Chef Program!Armed with skillets and spatulas, EBC employees and some friends from Cauwels & Stuve Realty & Development Advisors cooked up a feast for the residents at the Ronald McDonald House. We sizzled up some scrumptious fajitas, black bean salad, Spanish rice, pasta salad and brownies for about 30 residents. For many of the chefs it was their first time going to the House and with a kitchen full of laughter, and admiration for the residents, everyone agreed this was a great success. Although EBC has always been very generous with monetary donations, we find it so much more meaningful to go out and directly help those in need. We all really enjoyed “getting our hands dirty”, especially for an organization whose contributions to our community are exceedingly generous.