Local businessman, Ed Potter, owner of Double Eagle Ranch, has a special place in his heart for Veterans of the United States Military.
This year Potter and his staff held their second successful appreciation event for the Veterans of the Lincoln County area last Tuesday, June 11.
Approximately 200 Veterans and their spouses enjoyed not only beautiful weather for the days activities, but a tour of the facility, fishing in an area lake and jazz music provided by the Marquise Knox Band. Attendees were treated to a catered meal and desserts provided by the Elsberry V.F.W. Post 9064 Auxiliary and the Jessie Black Club. Both these organizations also helped with serving, while the Elsberry American Legion Auxiliary provided a monetary donation.
A special appearance was made by the Clydesdale’s owned by Potter. Mickey and Bud were decked out as they paraded around the grounds and were the center of many pictures.
Potter was presented with a special plaque from the many Veterans in attendance thanking him for hosting.
“I have wanted to host an event like this for many years, and now we have successfully completed our second one. This event is just a small token of appreciation for your time of service to our country,” said Potter.
Elsberry Health Care Resident, Wayne Pflasterer and a veteran of the US Navy was able to attend due to the extra effort of the employees at EHCC, but especially Activities Director, Becki Capps who accompanied him. Pflasterer’s children, Karla, Greg and Krissy were so thankful their Dad was able to attend.
“Not only do we have a business owner who opens his heart and business to Veterans, but we also have a health care facility that makes sure everyone feels at home and do what they can to keep them active. We are truly blessed to live in a great community,” said the Pflasterer siblings.