McCoy Old-Timers Picnic continues fun tradition |

McCoy Old-Timers Picnic continues fun tradition

Edith Lederhause
Special to the Enterprise
A picnic-go'er at the June 15 McCoy Old Timers event checks out a display photo.
Special to the Enterprise |

Many years have passed by since the First McCoy Old Timers-Pioneer Picnic was started in 1968. There have been many happy Fathers Days for a lot of folks here in the little town of McCoy since then.

Over the years picnic participants have recited the Pledge of Allegiance, sang “How Great Thou Art” and bowed heads for an invocation. Some picnics crowned queens and kings, while others honored the oldest couples or the couples who had been married the longest. We have also honored the oldest and youngest folks present, the largest number of family members present and the person who traveled the farthest to attend. We have enjoyed contests, entertainment, silent auctions, door prizes, wellness checks, displays and soft ball games, It is just a good time to meet old classmates and friends and have a good time. Old Dog has provided the school building for us to use and has provided hamburgers and bratwurst since 2009.

On June 15 this year, we opened with the Pledge of Allegiance by Nytalie Ozbirn. “How Great Thou Art” was played by Annie Ewing with John Comer and Nytalie Ozbirn led by Jeffrey Ozbirn. Next came the invocation by Pastor Ozbirn.

Thanks everybody for lots of good food including Old Dog’s hamburgers and bratwurst. Thanks go to Shelly McCoy, Annie Ewing, Arlan Moore, Cass Galloway, Christine Cordova, Iva Laman, Nathan and Adam Horn, Jake Stull, Jim Matlock and Rena Horn for helping make the event happen.

The Eagle Eye Vision Contest was held. The 44 objects pictures were taken from the road in our local area. Gary Horn was the winner of a $25 cash card, Donna Zurcich won $20 for second place, Vicky Laman won $15 for third place.

Certificates were given for the most family members present. The Horn Family had 14 family members there and the Schrupp Family came with 11 members present. Many stories were shared and a lot of visiting was done, making an enjoyable afternoon.

The new friends are silver but the old are gold.

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