Bartlett Lake Picnic 2022

Carefree, AZ

November 5, 2022

Beautiful drive through Arizona’s finest flora and fauna, little over an hour from our house in Surprise. Everyone hauled food, chairs, harmonica (in Gary’s case), charcoal, meat, side dishes, lots of desserts down the steps to the three covered picnic tables. There was plenty of room for everyone to sit, eat, fellowship, and enjoy the great weather. John L. counted 38 members on the signup list. The lake was down but still beautiful. Wish more would come, a great time had by all. Oh, yah, where were the hot dog and hamburger buns? Mike is still looking.

Photos By: Al Turley and Margaret Maione

Writeup by : Phil Murray

April 2022 Breakfast Putt

April 23, 2022

Scottsdale, AZ.

The OTHG Breakfast Putt to Egg ’n Joes in north Scottsdale was well attended with 41 club members signing in with 22 cars!  Although some were outside and some were inside, everyone loved the food. There’s always great conversation and camaraderie! Thanks to all who attended.

Photos by Danise Cover.

 


February 2022 Breakfast Putt

February 19, 2022

Mesa and Phoenix, Az.

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Cracker Barrel Restaurant in Mesa for the first leg of the monthly putt for the Over the Hill Gang-Phoenix on Saturday, February 19, 2022. We had 28 people at the breakfast and it was enjoyable as usual, talking and socializing with everyone.  We had about an hour to kill before we could head to the second leg of the putt to the Hall of Flame Museum of Fire Fighting, so we shopped a little while at the restaurant.  It’s a great place to buy gifts, candy, etc., so it wasn’t too terrible to have to wait.  Some of the Gang were only there for the breakfast because they had other commitments afterwards, but from what I could see, they had a good time.

There were 18 of us at the Hall of Flame Museum in Phoenix:  “The world’s largest firefighting museum chronicles the history of the profession and commemorates fallen firefighters.”  If you’ve never been there, it’s a very interesting place to visit, and we had our very own docent giving us a private tour, who is a retired firefighter with a passion for all things related to firefighting equipment and history.  There was a big display of all of the past resuscitative equipment as well.  We learned a lot and were awed by the collection of antique fire trucks from all over the world.  There were displays in tribute to those who died during 9/11 as well as the Granite Mountain Hot Shots during the Yarnell fire on June 30, 2013.  There is an impressive collection of fire department patches from cities all over the country which covered almost every wall of the Museum. There is a lot more to see and learn, and a must-visit if you haven’t been.  If you’re interested in seeing more photos, Google Trip Advisor’s site for the Hall of Flame Museum of Fire Fighting; I think you’ll be impressed.

Thank you for joining us on our putt…Bob & Betty Bailey

Photos by Danise Cover, Debbie Thomas and Betty Bailey

2021 Christmas Party

December 4, 2021

Our Over the Hill Gang-Phoenix Christmas/Holiday party was held at the American Legion hall in Scottsdale, and was a total blast from the past…optional period dress from the ’20s, ’30s, ’40s, or ’50, our cars’ eras…plus a couple of hippies. We had a fun band, did some Boot Scootin’ Boogie, had an auction with many fantastic items in baskets, a beautiful handmade quilt and table runner, beautiful handmade cigar-box guitar, all to benefit Hospice of the Valley. We did very well in the bidding department!! Most of us danced the night away!

Photos by Danise Cover and Betty Bailey.

Bartlett Lake Picnic 2021

Phoenix, AZ.

November 6, 2021

Photos by Charlie & Danise Cover, Margaret Maione and Phil Murray

Write up by Debbie Thomas

What a great day it was for our Gang picnic!  Our task was to get everyone  together for new club photos and the lake was a great place to do it.  We all arrived at  Bartlett around 10:00 am, the weather could not have been better.  The lake was calm and beautiful to see.  Charlie and Danise Cover started taking  pictures of members and the cars they drove.  They did a great job of getting everyone’s picture taken and this is No Easy task, you know this is true if you were still around  for the group photo!  Haha.  The club provided hamburgers and hot dogs and all the fixins’ with members brings sides and desserts.   We had a fantastic turn out, I believe somewhere around 44/46 members but we had food to feed an army.  Thank you to our grilling team, Art Thomas, Andy Yex,  Larry Besore and Mike Arney, the burgers & dogs were perfect. We have some great cooks amongst us.  The salads were all good and the desserts yummy!!!  It was so nice to see everyone visiting,  the laughter was loud and contagious.   In a year with many up’s and downs this was a great moment for the Phoenix Over The Hill Gang. Cars, Food and good times with fellow Phoenix Over The Hill Gang members. Thank you to everyone for making this a wonderful car club outing! It was a team effort.  Special thanks to Carol Dalton who got the burgers & dogs, and all the rest of the board members for your help!!!!