“Cookie” Ties The Knot!
This weekend marked a special occasion for the PCRR volunteers as we celebrated the wedding of Patti LaRose and Dennis Thurman at the Bittercreek Western. It was a perfectly beautiful day at the Bittercreek with all their friends and family arriving in the morning to the sight of steam engines lined up in the steaming bays and circling the miles of track. The railroading contingent was decked out in railroad attire to complement the bride and groom. Karl Hovanitz served as best man and Patti’s good friend, Dawn, attended her as matron of honor. Dennis’ sister, who is a minister, performed the vows which had many of us teary eyed.
After the ceremony, a delicious chicken barbecue was served by Harry and Mary Harlow, Ginny Orcutt-Clenard and Rob Himoto. This delicious fare was followed by train rides provided by Karl, Jeff Badger, Harry Harlow and numerous other Bittercreek regulars. Since Patti’s bridal bouquet was a signal lantern and could not be tossed easily, the lantern was passed to Stephanie, Karl’s sweetheart. Everyone had a wonderful time and wished the newlyweds well on their honeymoon to northern California. Congratulations and lots of love to Patti and Dennis.
May the weather be fair,
The tracks ahead be clear,
Your signals be green,
As you get the highball on your new life together.