We saw the idea of the BYOB on the Share Shop, but took it one step further. We turned in to a HOUSE event. Our school is divided into 4 equal cross-graded groups. Each house could have up to 25 students participate on their team. The ice cream was served in 10-foot long troughs. They we 10 foot length of the 6 inch blue plastic pipe cut in 1/2. We had little stands made to hold the troughs upright. Inside the trough we put: 16 liters of ice cream, 25 cherries, chocolate sauce, sprinkles, and of course Bananas, cut in 1/2 lining the entire trough. The troughs were placed on tables in the middle of the gym in front of the bleachers. On GO, the teams had to try and eat the entire Banana Split before the other teams. Each team member had to stay in his or her section marked by a cherry and had to use a plastic spoon. The entire event only cost $125 ($25 for the trough!). The local supermarket gave a deal in the stuff for the split--we had over 200 students in the gym eating and cheering on the teams. We video taped the event and then played it the school TV monitors. Next year we will use the video to promote the event.