Amy Strandell — Events Intern

close up of lemonade with lemons

I’m Amy Strandell, and I’m the events intern. I’m a senior and will be graduating this coming December with a degree in Event Management at Iowa State University. My future plans are not quite determined at this point, but I’m looking forward to my last semester here in Ames!

This week at Reiman Gardens, I began planning for the M.V.P. Member and Volunteer Picnic here at Reiman Gardens later this summer. My job is to come up with the design of the drink station and what drinks we will be serving. We decided we wanted to have a garden party theme with fancy lemonade. I browsed all sorts of recipes on Pinterest and found some interesting ones like honey lavender lemonade, Brazilian lemonade which actually has sweetened condensed milk in it (sounds scary but everyone says it’s delicious) and strawberry rhubarb lemonade. Next week we are going to try making one of them and testing it out, hope it goes well! Below are some visual ideas we can do at the party to make it special for our members and volunteers who we appreciate so much.