Some 40 years ago, a group of 10 guys, all Manual High School Alumni, thought getting together with friends and having a barbeque in a park would be fun. These guys named themselves The Fellas, chipped in money to buy meat for the grill, sides, adult beverages and invited their classmates, starting what would infamously be known to some as the “Winos’ Pic Nic.” There was food, music, laughter and memories shared on the 2nd Sunday in August.
Little did The Fellas know that their idea would start a legacy of community outreach that would bring together alumni from high schools throughout the Denver Metro area. The Fellas’ barbeque attracted business and community sponsorship that funded this gathering in grand
style and scholarships for deserving graduates.
The passage of time has reduced the number of The Fellas from 10 to 3. Realizing the importance of this legacy, Manual T-Bolts Alumni Nation has accepted the honor of responsibility in continuing the 2nd Sunday in August, in memory of The Fellas and their desire to celebrate community.
We invite the community to join us in this effort by attending upcoming fundraising events, beginning with a New Year’s Eve Party on December 31st, 2018 at the Doubletree Hotel, 4040 Quebec Street. The Tan Band will move and groove us with a little Old School and the latest Top 40 while we nibble on hors d’oeuvres, toast in 2019 with champagne and soak it all in with a bountiful breakfast at 12:30 am, all for the ticket price of $79. Enjoy a restful morning’s slumber in one of Doubletree’s many comfortable hotel rooms for the low price of $99, if reserved by November 31, 2018.
For more information contact Ricky Harris at 303-868-1433 or Melvin Wright at 303-243-2445.
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