Coyote Country Cloggers honor veterans

Pat Cox

The Coyote Country Cloggers joined DJs Gus D’Oldie and MS. Gina in honoring veterans at three senior living facilities, Brookdale, Splendido and MountainView, during Veterans Day week.

Gus and Gina have entertained at many events in SaddleBrooke and the Tucson area. Gus is a veteran and takes great pleasure in planning Veterans Day programs to honor those who served and died for our country.

The Coyote Country Cloggers have performed for several years as part of the program at the senior facilities. The residents and guests are always pleased with the dancers’ tribute to veterans with their foot-stomping, energetic routines to bluegrass, country western and patriotic music.

Retired U.S. Navy Commander Erle “Bubba” Slagle, a SaddleBrooke resident, was guest speaker at two of the venues and presented a slide show of his career as a Navy pilot. One of his surprising stories was that he flew the F-14 Tomcat in the 1986 movie Top Gun.

All the veterans received certificates of recognition for their service. Some shared their military experiences, which added a personal touch to the programs.

The Coyote Country Cloggers are available to provide entertainment for parties and social gatherings. Call Carol Jones at 825-8568 to make arrangements for your special event.