Pizza Villa held a fundraiser for Pam during December which featured an appearance by Santa and free pizza for the kids. The event was considered a success, and was the result of the close cooperation between Pam and Cheryl, the manager of Pizza Villa.
Shortly afterwards, Pam conceived of a natural raw food fundraising event, which was later held in the home of a friend, and was called the Let’s Go Nuts raw food demonstration. Around twenty guests enjoyed learning how to prepare Pam’s recipe for her raw walnut substitute for ground meat.
Following this, a fundraising event called Toast of the Town was held at the offices of a local business with two musical acts and delicious catering donated generously by Pizza Villa.
In the context of managing Pam’s website, Ling and Kevin realized Pam would benefit from having an aggressive management team. They all shared the same values regarding the health of the local economy, sharing healthy eating habits, and fostering the correct perception of the naturist culture. Ling could draw on her extensive experience in event planning, sales, marketing, management and organization to help Pam in her run for Honorary Mayor.
When Kevin and Ling suggested this idea, Pam accepted and the campaign accelerated.
Kevin Tambling designed the website for PamOakes.com, after consulting with Pam to determine her unique requirements for a web presence. Pam’s ideal website was to include the beautiful and inspiring nature photography of Andrea Pico Estrada. Pam’s weekly radio spots were to be archived for listeners to enjoy, along with her images from various photo shoots and appearances.
Since this was a support website for her campaign, a calendar of events and Pam’s articles for various publications, along with statements of her campaign issues were to be included.
Within a just a few days the website took shape, and because of this Pam extended her internet outreach to a much larger worldwide audience, complete with a section for viewer’s comments on each page and PayPal functionality for securely collecting campaign donations.
Pam, knowing that Kevin Tambling and his wife Ling Christensen shared her strong focus on healthy eating habits, invited them to dinner one evening to try her vegetarian taco recipe, which replaced the usual ground beef with a special preparation of chopped walnuts. Pam explained her techniques for preparing “raw” meals, avoiding the necessity of cooking foods in favor of raw food recipes, which preserve the natural nutrition and flavor of the ingredients.
Kevin considered this a spectacular development as he was a great fan of both Mexican food and raw nuts. Over this healthy and satisfying meal the four of them, Kevin, Ling, Pam and her boyfriend Shane discussed her run for Honorary Mayor of Land O Lakes for the first time.