Oldest pioneers…

phMKOldestPioneerWomanThe eldest pioneer lady at Saturday’s annual Old Timers’ Dinner and Dance was Noreen Holland, 96, seen here with her niece, Sally Merriam. More than 200 Rio Blanco County Pioneers Association members, including many former Meeker residents from across the nation, traveled to Meeker for the 101st “Centennial Plus 1” event held at the Fairfield Community Center.

phMKoldtimersoldestman Joe Sullivan was the oldest pioneer gentleman at the Old Timers’ Dinner and Dance on Saturday at the Freeman E. Fairfield Center in Meeker. Sullivan, who is 96, is pictured here with Ethel Starbuck.