The crowd listened patiently as MC Presenter Earl Ball set the stage for the GRAND MOMENT; the moment all of us had been anxiously awaiting. Joan had worked for 22 years to amass what no other modern day female shuffler had accomplished, 1,000 FSA points as a Florida Shuffler!! As the jacket went on, the audience responded with applause. Earlier every person wishing to offer congratulatory remarks, AND THERE WERE MANY, did so.
The location; Betmar Shuffleboard Club in Zephyrhills, FL; 175 supporters/admirers of Joan Cook had come together to pay tribute to Joan’s most significant accomplishment!! Not surprisingly Joan was emotional; not surprisingly Earl did an outstanding job of standing in for her!
The picture above is of Joan and every person present with whom she had partnered. (Click on it once!)
From left to right: Roxanne Duguay; Linda Marshman; Ellen Davis; Dianna Morrison; Arlene Guerrini; Joan Cook; Judy Bladorn; Rita Coy; Ellie Prevost; Dorothy Wagasky; Ben Coy; Art Carlen; behind Art are Barbara King, Mary McLin and Walt Shine.
Back row from left to right: Jim Bailey; John McLennan; Bruce Pulsifer; Earl Ball;
Stan McCormack. 2014 12 13 Click here for slide show: http://photopeach.com/album/nn68ai All pix by Stan.
NOTE: I will do another story tomorrow, introducing the Head Table to you.