Retired Men Duck Rain To Enjoy BBQ




In the foreground, Peter Abitabile listens as Frank DeAngelo explains a finer point of Bridge to George Cordes. In the background Club members feast on barbequed meats and assorted salads at the Garden City Retired Men's Club's first outdoor event of the season.

In the foreground, Peter Abitabile listens as Frank DeAngelo explains a finer point of Bridge to George Cordes. In the background Club members feast on barbequed meats and assorted salads at the Garden City Retired Men’s Club’s first outdoor event of the season.

The weather was rain, not the best, but the food and camaraderie rated as first class when over 50 men of the Garden City Retired Men’s Club gathered for their first outdoor affair of the season on June 8th..

A rogues gallery photograph, if ever there was one, shows Paul Matzer, Jim McHugh and Ken Comerford (l-r) getting ready to distribute salads, pickles, beans and everything else to the hungry crowd. The trio, with George Cordes, were mostly responsible for the success of the event.

A rogues gallery photograph, if ever there was one, shows Paul Matzer, Jim McHugh and Ken Comerford (l-r) getting ready to distribute salads, pickles, beans and everything else to the hungry crowd. The trio, with George Cordes, were mostly responsible for the success of the event.


The Club’s two vice presidents, George Cordes and Al Urban provided the strategy while the young bloods, Paul Matzer, Jim McHugh and Ken Comerford put their back into all the tactical work.

Dodging the raindrops under the Recreation Center's awning and taking the heat from the pit, Rich Anderson of the Recreation Department roasted the meats and toasted the buns.

Dodging the raindrops under the Recreation Center’s awning and taking the heat from the pit, Rich Anderson of the Recreation Department roasted the meats and toasted the buns.


Burt Wallace no sooner got in the door when he was recruited as the guardian of the gate and Jerry Golden Golden got to pick the first lucky bucks number of the day. Mel Griffin, Art Boddicker and Don Carrs shared in the golden pot.

The Club is now planning for their Coed party on Sunday July 18. This year partygoers will be feted with an extraordinary menu and professional entertainment



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