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.
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.