McCoy holds Old Timers Fathers Day picnic |

McCoy holds Old Timers Fathers Day picnic

Edith Lederhause
McCoy, CO Colorado

McCOY, Colorado –An Old Timers Fathers Day Picnic was held June 21 at the McCoy Community Center, McCoy, Colorado.

David Butler opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by “How Great Thou Art,” with Annie Ewing on the piano and John Comer holding the book. Jo Ann Woodward was crowned by her daughter, Jodi, as our 2009 Fathers Day Queen. Her son, Michael, gave a history of his mom. JoAnn has done a lot of things for the community for many years.

Bob Flogas, 94, has lived in our community some 25 years and was crowned our king for 2009 by his son, Jay, who also told a story about his dad.

Three of the four classmates – Ted Luark, Steve Stock and Edith Lederhause, of the 1959 graduating class from good old McCoy High School – attended. Ruby Forster introduced the class members and after 50 years led them in a school cheer.

They all reminisced of the good old times. Susie Booco Bishop, of Las Vegas, was not able to attend. They all had great memories and agreed that McCoy High had been a great school to attend.

Stock traveled 1,200 miles to attend, coming the greatest distance. Flogas was our member having been around the longest. Jayden Mutchelknaus was the youngest in our crowd.

Door prizes were given. A certificate was given to Old Dog and Cass Galloway for providing hamburgers, brats and providing the place to hold the picnic every year, plus everything else he does for this community. Missy and Dudley of Eagle County Ambulance District did vitals tests.

Some 70 folks enjoyed the celebration organized by the Fathers Day Picnic Committee and McCoy Pot Luck.

The picnic followed several interesting displays and demonstrations on Saturday by volunteers of the Rock Creek Fire Department, including a lunch prepared by Old Dog and Cass Galloway.

If anyone is enjoying something that does not belong to them that was taken from the picnic, please return the 1959 school annual to 29633 Colorado River Road, McCoy Colorado, 80463.

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