R.L. McCray

The Buffalo Bills celebrated fandom in a big way. The team’s “Fantennial Weekend,” the Bills paid tribute to the great players, coaches and fans that have contributed to 60 years of Bills franchise history. Given the theme, it was only fitting that the Bills honor longtime fan and season ticket member, Ron Walters. His parents got married in Buffalo, later moving to a farm near Columbus where Ron still lives. He started following the Bills in 1986 and became a season ticket member six years later. Purchasing his first motor home 20 years ago, Walters would bring the party with him to Orchard Park.

Walters, now 72, also attends all the Penn State home games. So, if Penn State is playing on Saturday and the Bills are playing on Sunday, he drives back Saturday night, parks the motor home and gets up Sunday and go to the Bills game. Many Corryites, young and old, have enjoyed traveling with Ron.

Rocky Chase tells me that the Elks Club Comedy Night is set for Saturday, Nov. 9, at the club, featuring three comedians. Doors open at 6 p.m., the show at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the Elks or here at The Journal front desk.

Vic Hansen and John Raines are celebrating birthdays today, Tim Gates tomorrow.

The Pink Racks Olympics event is next Saturday, Oct. 19, starting at Tamarack Tavern. Registration is from 3-7 p.m. Proceeds benefit patients of the Corry Oncology Department.

Nice crossing paths with the Union City golf team that was holding a scramble at the UC Country Club. Coaches Steve Yovich and Nathan DeSimone were on hand with other teachers, plus the UC boys and girls players. The course was in great shape.

DeSimone, the AD at Union City, told me about the newly renovated gymnasium that includes a special press box. Can’t wait to see it.

Joe Almeda was a busy man on Wednesday night, being two places at once. As president of the girls soccer boosters, he had to make sure the flowers were there on senior night. As a father to Jayden Almeda, he was at Sheen Field briefly. Then he was inside at CAHS as his son, Chris, was recognized by the National Technical Honor Society. Then he and his wife, Jen, returned to the soccer match in which Corry won over Titusville, 4-1. Jen also filled in at the concession stand at halftime.

Happy 50th anniversary to Cheryl and Larry "Big Lar" McCray.

Randi Johnson and Charlotte Froncek went to Westfield last week for an Elvis Presley re-enactor show. Charlotte wound up winning an autographed Gibson Elvis guitar, a black scarf and a kiss from the grand champion.

Finally, the Rev. Brian Eiss had his prayers answered on the golf course. He recorded a hole-in-one at the Corry Country Club on No. 3 using a 6 iron. The witnesses were Dr. Roger Cruz and Greg Gurdak.

Anything new? Email me at rlmccray@thecorryjournal.com.

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