WHAT A CELEBRATION LOOKS LIKE…
October 13th, 2013
A note from the Director:
Rain, Rain, Go Away
After a series of “no rain” dances and chanting, the moisture in the clouds stayed for 24 hours longer and did not rain on our day-long 60th anniversary event. Whew!
Over 1,000 people criss-crossed our campus at NW 23rd and Utah on October 13th (despite the OU-Texas game!). The morning consisted of a program by former Governor Nigh and Mrs. Nigh, Jane Jayroe Gamble, Dr. Bob Blackburn, and of course, Roy Rogers, Jr. (Dusty) and his son, Dustin. Their stories were poignant and ended with the unveiling of the Robin’s Corner museum display from Branson, and a vintage Roy & Dale Rogers memorabilia collection (now open M-F, 8am-5pm). The 13th was also the opening day for Wyman Frame and its new retail showroom.
That afternoon, fans of all ages enjoyed viewing program displays, touring the new building and visiting with people with disabilities from the Tinker, FAA and GSA Work Projects showing off their different custodial jobs. You could hear the pride in their voices.
To end the day, about 450 cowboy and western fans went into the (really) Big Top Tent to hear Roy Rogers, Jr. and the High Riders play. The fact that they were amazing musicians and singers was demonstrated by the two standing ovations they received. The Rogers stayed after the show until every single person at the concert had the autograph and pictures they wanted as a memento.
Because of your support and advocacy, this celebratory day was made possible!
So thank you, from the 1,000 folks who joined the festivities for the 60th Anniversary of Dale Rogers, Blazing Trails and Promoting Abilities! A 60th Anniversary Newsletter will go out next month (mid-November) with more stories and pictures.
Thank you from the Board of Directors and Management
of the Dale Rogers Training Center!