Mad Jack Hanks: Tales from the O-NO Ranch 10-17-11 |

Mad Jack Hanks: Tales from the O-NO Ranch 10-17-11

Gentle readers, on occasion, not real often do I endorse a person, place, thing or event. If you remember I endorsed Joe Arpioa, the Maricopa, Arizona Sheriff that I have much admiration for. And yet, I may have misspelled his name. Forgive me Joe. I have given my endorsement to books, some places and some folks that I think you guys might enjoy. In this column I want to tell you about an upcoming event that I have been blessed to be a part of the last two years and again this year.

It is the annual Sundance Family Festival to raise money for the Fort Collins Senior Center. It begins with a prime rib dinner on Friday night the 21st of this month at the Senior Center. I again this year will be the master of ceremonies for the dinner, auction and entertainment. I haven’t done a lot of entertaining these past few years and this is one event where I get to throw around a little cowboy humor while being your host. For entertainment, Brian Gary (never trust a man with two first names) is a local  radio disc jockey from K99 radio in Windsor, Colo. He is followed up by the evening’s main entertainment and that is the one and only Gary McMahon. Gary is a noted song writer, singer and cowboy poet. He has brought his brand of fun, humor and great music to folks all over the West. He was with us two years ago and you will surly want to come out and hear him and his band perform.

Before the evening’s entertainment there will be a live auction. Great stuff, children … would you believe an autographed guitar by the Motley Cru? Too many things to mention, but all of it exciting.

There will be an art show of which I’m happy to have some of Mad Jack’s cartoons hanging on the walls down there for you to take note of or to purchase.

The following day begins with a dedication of the “Blog Pony” at 10:30 in front of the Senior Center. At noon there is a chili, salsa, and hot wing competition along with beer tastings provided by Wilbur’s Total Beverage. Hold On! Live music by Harley and the V-Twins, carriage rides, face paintings, petting zoo, magicians, western market and a cash bar. What else could you want?

The Senior Center has for over 20 years provided for elderly in Ft. Collins and surrounding areas. Their plate is full. They are just running out of room and need your help so they can expand and continue to provide so many needed services for the community.

Can you help us out?

For information, please call (970) 221-6644.

And oh, by the way, if you would like to meet my date, the cutest little elementary school principal in Colorado, come on out. This is gonna’ be fun, fun, fun!

Stay tuned, check yer cinch on occasion and I’ll c y’all, all y’all. v

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