Sunday, August 9, 2009

25th Annual Independent Coal Miners Picnic

WELCOME TO THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INDEPENDENT COAL MINERS PICNIC HEGINS, PA.


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STEVE FORGOTCH 50 YEARS AN ANTHRACITE COAL MINER AND TOMMY SYMONS ONE OF THE 'BREAKER BOYS' SHOOTIN THE BREEZE AND SINGIN "UNI MAN"


THE ONE AND ONLY COAL MINER DAVID A. LUCAS WHO ORGANIZES THE COAL MINER PICNIC


DAVID A AT WORK




DAVID A, STEVE FORGOTCH, TOMMY SYMONS


DAVID A, STU RICHARDS (ME) STEVE FORGOTCH AND TOMMY SYMONS


STEVE'S HAT SAYS IT ALL.


STEVE AND SOME OF HIS PROUD FAMILY

SCENES AROUND THE PICNIC GROVE












THE FAMOUS SOUPS ON HAND.. THATS OXTAIL AT THE BOTTOM


THE SOUP KETTLES Hmmmmmmmmm!






A FEW OF THE COAL MINERS PROUD,HARD AND ALL AROUND GOOD PEOPLE




NOW TELL ME COAL MINERS DON'T HAVE GREAT TATTOOS!






FAMILY AND FRIENDS




PRESENTING TO DAVID A, A SONG ENTITLED "THE BALLAD OF THE 25TH ANNUAL COAL MINERS PICNIC" WRITTEN BY TOMMY SYMONS AND SUNG BY THE BREAKER BOYS IN HONOR OF WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR THE COAL MINERS OF PENNSYLVANIA. IT WAS A GREAT HONOR FOR US TO DO THIS FOR DAVID A.


SINGIN THE BALLAD




WITH DAVID A, THE BREAKER BOYS STU AND TOMMY A REAL PROUD MOMENT


SITTIN DOWN AFTER A COUPLE OF HOURS OF PLAYING COAL MINING MUSIC AND TAKIN A BREAK WITH A MINER


THIS MINER CAN PLAY SOME COUNTRY


YOUNG COAL MINER JAMIN WITH TOMMY


RICH..MAN CAN THIS GUY PLAY, HE MADE MY MARTIN SOUND LIKE IT NEVER DID BEFORE!



FATHER AND SON D&R LOGGING


NEED SOME LOGGING CALL THESE GUYS


MY GRANDSON PLAYING WITH "MEMPHIS" A SEVEN WEEK OLD LAB. THAT CAN REALLY DIG.


MY GRANDSON AND SOME NEW FRIENDS HAVIN FUN AT THE PICNIC.




DAVID A AND DJ..GOLDDUST..IF YOU NEED A DJ THIS IS THE GUY.EXCELLENT.....IF YOUR LOOKING TO BOOK DJ GOLDDUST
YOU CAN CALL DJ GOLDUST @ 717 365 0901
570 682 9248
CELL 717 856 5006

WHAT A GREAT DAY, IF YOU CAN MAKE IT NEXT YEAR TRY YOUR HARDEST. THESE ARE THE BEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD.

STU

3 comments:

DJ GOLDDUST / BILL said...

Thanks for the mention. It was great to see you guys again this year. See ya next year, God Bless. DJ GOLDDUST

brian said...

What a wonderful tribute to you and all our Independent Coal Miners. Was great to see you Davie and remember the Hegins Inn, Brian & Elsie.
Keep up the good work and God Bless USA.

hghcoalminer@yahoo.com said...

David A, Been out of the mines for 29 yrs, & dumbest thing I ever did was to leave & take a job in municipal gov't. Worked at Porter Tunnel for Kocher Coal & really enjoyed my job. I'm a PSU grad, both BS & MS in unrelated fields, but should never have left the mine. If there is another Independent picnic, please let me know. We must stay together as PA miners. Hank Hoffmeister