Real Life Bauer BBQs 1 and 2

The charity Daytime Stars and Strikes (originally Bloss Bowling) has always had a special connection with Guiding Light. The weekend of charity events includes stars from different soaps, but Guiding Light is still the focus.

Last year they made a special announcement. They were adding an event. They often do that rearranging, adding and trying new events around the weekend, but this announcement was special. This time it was A REAL LIFE BAUER BBQ hosted by Michael O’Leary’s RICK BAUER! I was so excited, but I dithered as I tried to figure out a way to get it into my schedule. Unfortunately I had an unbreakable commitment the next week and I just couldn’t figure out a way to be gone two extended weekends in a row. So I missed going and was completely convinced that I missed my chance forever….

Reports of Bauer BBQ 1

Strangely there isn’t a lot out there about the Bauer BBQ either during or after.


Rick Bauer and Blake Marler Bauer BBQ 2016

Rick Bauer and Blake Marler Bauer BBQ 2016

My report – based on things I could dig up second hand – was one of the biggest and most complete reports I could find anywhere online.

I also found this small article which packs a lot of information in a couple of sentences. It’s from the Herald-Standard in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Please note that I redid the actor/character formatting in the quote as I normally do it on this blog rather than leave it as they had it which I thought was confusing.

“The event allowed participants to meet Guiding Light actors, including Jerry VerDorn (Ross Marler), Liz Keifer (Blake Marler #5 – the main Bloss one), Jennifer Rozell (Elaine Cooper #2), Yvonna Kopacz-Wright (Mel Boudreau Bauer), Beth Chamberlin (Beth Raines #2), and Michael O’Leary (Rick Bauer #5). It included a trivia contest, a “Family Feud” contest, games an auction, and Bauer Burgers to raise money for autism charities. Guests received a Bauer BBQ apron and a bottle of Bauer BBQ sauce.”

Real Life Bauer BBQ #2

The best part is… turns out I didn’t miss my chance to go after all! The first real life Bauer BBQ is going to be repeated. It was so successful that they’ve made it a bigger event so while it sold out last year, this year they still have room.

These are the details we know so far:

-Hosted by everyone’s favorite “Bauer” Michael O’Leary (Rick Bauer)!

DATE:  Sunday, October 8, 2017

TIME:  1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: The Residence Inn Secaucus Meadowlands – 800 Plaza Drive, Secaucus, NJ

PRICE:  $150.00

They say, “Join us for a wild ride as we embark on our second Bauer BBQ!  You can expect a lot of giggles and good old fashioned fun with this event.  Sharpen up your memory (and google past BBQ’s!) because we are having trivia contests, a Family Feud Contest, a few surprise games, an auction or two and of course, delicious, genuine Bauer Burgers!   Be the first to purchase a ticket this year, be the one who wins our trivia contests, and be the one who makes a difference for Autism.  Be there!”

I’ll be looking for you!

Find more information on the Bauer BBQ and their other events both on their website and their Facebook page.

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.


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