The 25th annual STARS Ride at the TL Bar Ranch was a huge success and the committee was very happy with the results. The registration table signed up 165 riders that brought in $47,000. This was $24,000. over last year’s pledges. An interesting fact was that 11 of the riders brought in more than $500 each with the total of those riders’ pledges equaling 85 per cent of the total pledges.
First prize in the seniors’ category went to Lynn Tanner, who brought in over $11,500, which is a new record. She won the Rumsey Ag Society buckle. Second went to Ernie Goddard, who brought in $10,300, which is another amazing amount of donations from the friend, businesses and family that he knows. STARS donated a iPod touch for second place, which I am sure Ernie will enjoy. Third place went to Riley Helmer, who at the early age of 17, joined the seniors category and brought in $1450. in pledges. He went home with a set of pommel bags made by Ernie Goddard. In the junior section, the pledge gathering was equally high. First prize was a saddle donated by Kanyon View Ranch, Ron and Katherine Upton. It was won by Nicole Hiron, age 16, who is a niece of Rob and Angie Richmond. She collected $5250 in pledges. The second prize went to Chase Anderson, who is only 5 years old, so I will extend a thank you to his parents, Ricky and Jamie Anderson, for their extensive pledge gathering to bring in a total of $4715. He received $150 prize from Heavy Metal Auto Wreckers. In the third spot, the prize went to Noel Kiemele at age 11, who gathered together $2990. He received a frame and $50 from the Yale Hotel.
The grand total collected from all the day’s events was an astounding $59,000, almost double last year’s collection.
The oldest rider was Marvin Donaghey at age 86 and the youngest rider was Cheseny Anderson at two years old. The breakfast was attended by 243 people and the cook figured that there was near that at the supper table as well. The Gooch’s Lunch, which was smokies and a juice or water, was enjoyed by all who were there for the day; so thanks to the Richmond clan for putting that together. It was a very successful day with beautiful weather, a different route for the riders, enjoyed by all; thanks to Ricky for organizing that, and a great effort to all the volunteers who worked throughout the day to pull it all together. Now, the rumor is that some of the members have decided to step down after this year so the committee is eagerly looking for anyone from the community, near and far, to step in and make this event continue, so if this interests you in anyway get hold of a Rumsey STARS member and sign up for a fun and rewarding day.
The curling rink roof repair (try saying that 5 times fast) has made great progress since last Wednesday, when the first volunteer crew climbed up there. By Saturday afternoon, the shingles had all been stripped off and any moisture damage or rot had been repaired. There was a good crew of men and women in each day to work, provide lunches, snacks and coffee.
Randy Gadge and his crew will have started on Monday afternoon. They will secure the felting/water barrier, strap on the 2X4’s then screw up the tin. Kent may be phoning around for a ground crew on the days they place the tin to hand it up, so let him know if you want to help for that job. He will certainly appreciate the call. It will be great to have this long awaited job done.
The Rumsey Garden Show is coming up quickly. It is planned for Monday, Aug. 25, so get your baking done and your garden entries thought out, because it won’t be long before you are bringing them to town.”
I hope you enjoy the joke of the week, I think we have all been in the dentist chair, so will have some sympathy:
A man and his wife walked in to the dentist’s office. The man said to the dentist, “Doc, I’m in a terrible hurry. I have two buddies sitting out in my car waiting for us to go play golf. Forget about the anesthetic; I don’t have time for the gums to get numb. I just want you to pull the tooth and be done with it! We have a 10:00 am tee time at the best golf course in town and it’s already 9:30. I don’t have time to wait for the anesthetic to work.”
The dentist thought to himself, “My goodness, this is surely a very brave man, asking to have his tooth pulled without using anything to kill the pain.”
So the dentist asked him, “Which tooth is it, sir?”
The man turned to his wife and said, “Open your mouth, honey, and show him.”