Manila seniors don cowboy attire for Western Day

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Western Day in Manila

Western Day held at the Manila Senior Citizen Center

Western Day, in conjunction with National Cowboy Hero Day, was held at the Manila Senior Citizen Center on Friday.

"We had 100 percent participation with everyone wearing their favorite hat, boots, scarf, or other western wear," Linda Donovan said.

Several original cowboy paintings by Manila artist Dan Donovan were displayed throughout the community center for the occasion.

Danny Cox and the Gypsy Band were on hand singing western music. Performing were Danny Cox, Lowell Polston, Jessie Taylor, Karen Taylor and guest Jason Taylor.

R.A. Davidson and John Finley served as the local sheriffs for the day and kept the jail busy with seniors coming and going.

A drawing was held with Bertha Brooks winning the door prize.

"We appreciate everyone who helps with our activities," Carol Yarbro said. "Fred's of Manila provided the door prize for the day.

Donnie Wagner was the winner for the Name that Horse game. Famous cowboys including Tex Ritter, Hopalong Cassidy, the Lone Ranger, Tonto, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Gene Autry, Lash Larue, Smiley Burnette, Cisco Kid, Pancho, and Johnny Jack Brown had to be matched up with their horses.

Mr. and Miss Cowboy for the day were chosen by the group. Receiving the honors of being named the first Mr. and Miss Cowboy were Van and Calvnita Halfacre.

Also receiving an award was the only Indian in the group, Glenda Finley. She was named the Indian Princess.

The senior center is open Monday through Friday and area seniors are welcome to come by for activities and lunch each day.

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