Farm Kings Give Back & Win Big At Celebrity Waiter Competition
For 15 years, Glade Run Lutheran Services has held an Annual Spring Symposium. As one of the oldest orphanages in the nation, Glade Run has served children in need since 1854.
Today, their programs help children with emotional and developmental disabilities. Their Annual Spring Symposium facilitates community conversation while raising funds and awareness for Glade Run.
This year’s event, held on March 15 and titled “Seeds, Bees and Knees,” focused on “How to save regionally adapted seeds, create natural habitats for native bee species and sensible ways for us to protect our gardening bodies.” To complement the event, Glade Run held a Celebrity Waiter Competition. Glade Run considers all farmers celebrities and asked local farmers to be the stars of their Celebrity Waiter competition.
In last year’s inaugural Celebrity Waiter Competition, the King family took first place, earning more tips from guests than any other celebrity waiters. The Kings returned this year to defend their title and to earn more tips to donate to Glade Run’s Therapeutic Agricultural Program.
“Why do we do this event? It’s a farm-related event that promotes children with disabilities - it doesn’t get any better than that,” Lisa King said. “And we always enjoy the competition!”
The competition was fierce, but the Kings outworked the other celebrity waiters, dashing from table to table, pausing only to unleash their secret weapons: King family smiles backed by King family charm. When meal service ended, tips were counted, and the Kings claimed their second Glade Run victory.
The King family would like to thank Glade Run for inviting them to participate and the other volunteers and competitors for making the event fun, exciting and meaningful.
Special thanks to Glade Run for taking such great photos!