The last week of class has finally arrived, and it has been quite the semester so far. Last night, the Ambassadors organization held the End-Of-The-Year Banquet at the Rio Grande on Pearl Street. The Rio, as it is called for short, is a popular destination for both Boulder residents and CU students, and serves some of the best Mexican food in Boulder.
Anyways, this annual Ambassador’s Banquet is always a formal occasion, so myself and fellow blogger/roommate/friend Griffin decided to really outdo ourselves this year. After an impromptu voyage to Savers (the local thrift shop), we managed to purchase full formal attire. For under $20, I was able to buy a yellow corduroy suit jacket, maroon corduroy shirt, a colorful tie, old school dress pants…….and a SOMBRERO. If that’s not quality thrift shopping, then I don’t know what is. After purchasing our formal attire, we had to wait a full week before unveiling the outfits to the Ambassadors. Before we left for the Banquet, we made sure to get a team picture untainted by less formally dressed ambassadors.
Me and Griffin pre-Banquet.
At the Banquet, our attire was instantly a hit. Of course no one else was wearing sombreros in addition to suits, so we stood out like sore thumbs. After eating a delicious meal of tacos, we transitioned into awards and speeches. Unfortunately, I did not win the “Ambassador Heart Throb” Award which was a huge disappointment. Next yea,r I plan on campaigning much more in hopes of winning.
When all awards were given out, the staff advisors and executive team had a chance to speak to everyone. All of the leadership for Ambassadors did a phenomenal job this past year and the organization would not have been the same, or even able to function without them. The Ambassadors End-of-the-Year Banquet is always fun, a time of thanks, and a time of goodbyes…and most importantly, a time to wear sombreros with suits!
With our fearless leader Jack Kroll.
With some of the best Ambassadors.
Until next time and GO BUFFS!