Last Friday (December 18th), Randy and I headed to the Uark Ballroom for ‘Dinner and a Movie’. The featured flick was the 1971 “classic” Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. It was hilarious. It had a been a long time since I had seen it and man is that movie amusing! The food was beyond yummy! I ate some pork chops, fancy macaroni and cheese, and some sweet potato mash. SO GOOD!!!
Unfortunately, not too many people came to the event besides us.
Our two good friends Dave and Courtney came.And then we were there.And aside from the four of us, there were four other people. That’s it. We had the place set up for about 70 people but obviously those seats weren’t used – which is very discouraging, to say the least.
My family owns the Uark. It is part of my husband’s job to “manage” it and he works hard. Very hard. Too hard. People in town talk about how much they like it - how supportive they are of the Uark and the events it holds. But do they actually come? No.
It really upsets Randy. He came home talking about how we need to move out of Fayetteville and how Fayetteville has nothing for him - blah, blah, blah.
It was absolutely depressing to hear him talk like that. But I do understand. He works hard. We spend lots of money to have these events - money that is wasted when no one shows up. Food that is wasted. Time and energy that is wasted. It is ridiculous.
Well, that was my little vent. I will say that I am immensely grateful to Courtney and Dave for coming out. I don’t know if you realize how much that meant to me. Thank you.