There was entertainment. Singing, music and slide show through out the evening. Of course, there was food. 26 different dishes were presented for us to feast on. The tables were set in a T shape so people could come down both sides and end up here where the bishop and his wife are finishing up. Oh, and the dessert table (4 in all) fills the corridor just outside the door you can see in the picture. Now you know why this party was from 5:00 until 9:00.
There wasn't enough room inside for everyone who came and so as we were leaving we found a group of ward members outside on the patio with there own tables set up. If we'd know we would have been out enjoying their company. We did a little hand shaking and introducing ourselves because some less active friends will come to family parties if not to church. Did I mention everyone, I mean everyone is related. Everyone is an uncle or an auntie. Oh, and just outside the fence line some tables were set up for the good old boys so they could have their "juice." Interesting. When we asked what the tables were for and if the party would continue outside people just laughed at us. We had no idea what was going on.....Would that happen in Utah?