Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Shake Off the Cold This Saturday in Tarkio!

Part of blogging is shameless promotion. While buying my diet mtn. dew last week at Torrey Pines, Nick White shared the details of this great event....

This Saturday, Feb. 9, the community of Tarkio will be celebrating one of their own, Coach Dave Palmeiro for his enshrinement to the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. This event is a wonderful opportunity to come together to honor Coach and "Shake off the Cold!" And as a bonus, the proceeds will support new "Welcome to Tarkio" signs. You can purchase tickets at Quality Auto, the Flower Mill, Torrey Pines, the Tarkio Avalanche or from any chamber member.

In honor of this event  and Coach Palmeiro, Craig Livengood, a friend of Tarkio and of Coach Palmeiro, wrote the following:

Congratulation's to Dave Palmeiro for your enshrinement in to the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame!  A contingent of 30 or so former student athletes, friends and family made the trip to Springfield, Missouri for the 2013 Enshrinement Ceremony for Coach Palmeiro and twelve other deserving Missouri sports figures.  The weekend started with a dinner party hosted by Dr. Gary Hogue, one of Dave's former players now living in the Springfield area (Class of '78).  Gary had old photo albums and the game tape of the 1971 State Championship.  It was a great time reminiscing the past.  

Sunday, January 27th was Enshrinement day. An all day event that started that morning with a tour of the Hall of Fame and the enshrinement ceremony that evening. It was an impressive class of inductees that included David Eckstein the 2006 World Series MVP of the Saint Louis Cardinals, Mike Sweeney a five time all star with the Kansas City Royals, Tony Richardson a three time Pro Bowler with the Kansas City Chiefs, and Handsome Harley Race a wrestler from Quitman, Missouri just down the road.  All impressive . . . but none more impressive than our own Coach, Dave Palmeiro!

Read more about Coach Palmeiro.......

Every community needs an opportunity to celebrate.  I can't think of a better one! See you Saturday!

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