Monday, April 26, 2010
Obama Coming to Baby Boomers' reception
We had been wondering what was going on with President Obama's travel plans. Tuesday, he is scheduled to stop in Fort Madison, Mount Pleasant and Ottumwa. But the Ottumwa event should finish by dinner time and he doesn't fly out of Des Moines until Wednesday. Now we know how he will spend his time Tuesday night. The owner of Baby Boomers Cafe, Rodney Maxfield, confirmed the president is supposed to stop by a private reception at his restaurant Tuesday night. Maxfield said the party is a reception for Obama advisor, David Axelrod. He said 3rd District Congressman Leonard Boswell and Governor Chet Culver are also expected to attend. He is planning on finger foods, drinks, etc. for about 100 people, which is all the place holds. And, of course, there will be several thousand cookies, he said. The Obama family developed quite a sweet tooth for the chocolate chip cookies during the 2008 Iowa Caucus campaign and the cookies have since received international fame on shows like Rachel Ray and Oprah.