Having only attended two of the GMG game days I can only speak to Lyndonville and Essex. While both locations proved easy to get to (given that we are resigned to 90+ minute one way trips to get just about anywhere), I have to say I liked the Grange Hall better. While Essex had a decent location both in terms of accessibility and nearby facilities, the lack of ground level lighting made game play more difficult as the day wore on. A 60-watt bulb 30 feet in the air doesn’t provide much illumination, I fear.
One thing I have wondered is with regards to the snack offerings. I was pleased to hear that the sodas at WW sold well. What kinds of sodas do people want to drink? I experimented with flavors for WW, despite not attending, figuring that flavors tend to transcend brand preferences. One root beer or cherry soda tastes pretty much the same to me no matter who makes it.
At Lyndonville we also had the Little Debbie snack cakes and salty snack packs. Is that something we should continue to pursue? Obviously, as far as snacks and drinks go, our target was to buy low to keep the relative profit decent without too much of a markup. 50 cent items just seem a better way to go, IMHO. For those that don’t know, all of the profits from snack and drink sales get rolled back into the GMG account to defer hall rentals and such for future days.