About 50 people turned out for the Halloween-themed noontime meal and social event hosted by Surface Creek Senior Citizens on Oct. 29.
It was a day of friendship and fun as a costume day had been planned. A dozen of the seniors joined in the spirit of the event with attire fit for the fun of the season.
There was a grand entry of all the costumed guests who donned outfits mimicking cats, witches, fairies and other characters of daily life and lore.
The difficult task of judging among the entries for three prize winners fell to two good-natured members of the Cedaredge Police Department who volunteered to review all the costume entries.
Officers Lovera and Curtis had a bit of good-natured kidding around with the seniors who wondered in jest if the pair of policemen were wearing costumes, or if those bulky utility belts they had on were the real thing. The answer -- those sharp-looking uniforms are a display of professional pride and community service and not a joke of any kind.
The pair of policemen were given a warm round of applause for being part of the event and showing, once again, that the local lawmen know what community-service police work is all about.
In any case, no one got a ticket for getting out of line and the two officers were fully in the spirit of the event judging. As things turned out, the winning costume entry was one sure to catch the eye of a law enforcement professional. Rose Cox won first prize in the contest with a get-up comprised of several empty, single-serving breakfast cereal boxes taped to her jacket. The punch line was displayed on a placard attached to her straw cowboy hat -- "Cereal Killer."
If Rose had killed that many boxes of cereal for breakfast, it's amazing that she was still hungry at all for the hearty luncheon meal featuring spaghetti with a super-tasty meat sauce that had been prepared for the seniors by Volunteers of America to enjoy that day.