A record crowd of 85-plus anglers, most over 85-plus, enjoyed balmy skies, a beautiful fishing hole and great cameraderie Tuesday.
Okay, the fishing wasn't the best, but no one seemed to mind, as Loveland Fishing Club members hosted guests from eight Loveland assisted living centers along with guests signing up through the event's co-sponsor Chilson Senior Center.
We hope to print up commemorative pictures of all assisted living center attendees.
Among the homes visiting Flatiron Reservoir were Courtyards, Good Samaritan, Lakeview Commons, Mirasol, Seven Lakes, Sugar Valley, Harvest Point and Wexford.
Thanks to generous community neighbors, we were able to award some great prizes:
- Stephanie Powell won the grand prize drawing, a $100 gift certificate from King Soopers.
- Dorothy Felt captured a $40 pedicure from Today's Nails as the oldest female angler, and Virgil Horton got a $40 gift certificate from Jax.
- For biggest fish caught by an assisted living center guest, (11 1/2 inches), Cecil Snyder earned a 90-minute massage from MYO-Arts of Fort Collins, and for smallest (10 1/2 inches) George Edwards got a $32 gift card for the movies at Metrolux 14.
- Ruby Simpson, Chilson Center, earned $25 for her 11 3/4-inch rainbow.
- Richard Stoner won a drawing prize of a $30 gift card from Canton Palace, whiule Norma Nemeth will be having her nails done at Today's Nails with a $36 gift certificate.
Thanks to all club members who helped made this another memorable event.
|Guests relax and wait for lunch while club member John Grady, left, tends the campfire.|
|Stephanie Powell of Sugar Valley claims the grand prize |
- a $100 gift certificate - from Arnie and Karol Stroschein.
|The oldest angler at the derby, Sugar Valley's Virgil Horton, right, accepts a $40 donated Jax gift certificate from the club's George Mayes.|