Banquet BBQ Team

Dick Heron, Norm Lammer, and Chuck Wagner kept a streak of manning the barbecues for all of the Dos Pueblos athletic banquets as well as feasts for career days for 36 years – beginning in 1966, the year the school opened. Lammer, whose son scored the first-ever touchdown for the Chargers, began as a team parent willing to help out; Heron had worked at DP as the equipment manager, trainer and head custodian.

Dick Heron, Norm Lammer, and Chuck Wagner

Dick Heron, Norm Lammer, and Chuck Wagner

The team would often cook for six or seven banquets a year – banquets held after each sport season to honor the athlete~. The busy cooks covered well over 200 banquets without missing a single one. The biggest crowd they had cooked for was 450, but the meals usually included 200 to 250 hungry athletes, parents and cheerleaders. As the number of school sports increased. the work for the barbecue leanl did as well. In 1966 there were only nine official school sports – that grew to 21. Over the years, the BBQ Team has perfected the menu – meat, salsa, beans, salad and French bread.

These tireless volunteers note feeding and talking with the athletes and cheerleaders over the years as the most enjoyable part of their task.