Thursday, September 17, 2015

Reporter-Herald coverage of Senior Derby

The club's annual derby received glowing coverage in Thursday's Loveland Reporter Herald.  Click on the following headlinie to check out Pamela Goodman's article:  "Senior Residents enjoy fishing derby"

Thanks again to Ray Park and the rest of our volunteer crew for making this such a special annual event.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Great day at Flatiron at annual Senior Derby!

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.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Mark your calendar! Wed, Sept. 16 is Senior Derby at Flatiron!

Unique fishing derby for elderly Loveland residents set for Sept. 17

On Wednesday, September 16, the Loveland Fishing Club will host its fifth annual Senior Fishing Derby for older anglers. Residents of eight Loveland living centers will be hosted by the club along with those seniors brought in by Chilson Senior Center. This Derby welcomes all seniors over 65 and seniors under 65 who already have their fishing license.

The event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Flatiron Reservoir, the Larimer County Parks and Open Lands reservoir west of Loveland on County Road 18E. About 100 guests are expected for the day of fishing, followed by a cookout.  The derby is co-sponsored by the Chilson Senior Center, and Colorado Parks & Recreation is helping ensure a great event with the stocking of catchable-size rainbow trout from the Watson state hatchery at LaPorte.