The fall meeting of the Rocky Mountain Cutups was held held in Sterling Colorado on October 13, 2007. Some members arrived early on Friday afternoon when co-hostesses’ Pat and Sharon took us on a field trip to nearby Mereno. We had special tour of the studios of sculptor, Brad Rhea where we were amazed by the large statues of wood and marble. We then went across the way to the Wisdom Carnival Rides Plant . Pat’s son-in-law gave us a tour of the plant where they both work. He explained that the Wisdom plant makes not only the rides but the means to transport them as well as many other diverse yet related items. Pat’s grandson handed each person on the tour a one-of-a kind, laser-cut metal gingerbread boy figure with ‘CUTUPS’ spelled out on on his chest. Our tour guide created them especially for us. Everyone who was able to go enjoyed the tours.
The meeting on Saturday was held at the at the N.J.C. Tennant Art Gallery in Sterling. Pat, Sharon and Elenna and many of their family members were involved in creating the decorations of balloons, carousels and Ferris wheels as well as many surprises and fun like cotton candy. Pat opened the meeting and explained how carousel was derived from the phrase, “carry-us-all!” Sharon’s son, head of the Chamber of Commerce spoke to the group about the positive impact of tourism on Colorado both from out-of-state visitors and travel of people like us within the state. The revenue generated lowers our taxes. Colorado is the 4th most popular US destination.
President Arlene presided at the business meeting. The minutes from the meeting and the treasurer’s report are included with this newsletter.
Roseanne was voted in as in as new RMCU historian.
Two clowns entertained us with cookie cutter related jokes and stories. They laughed about collecting and sang a “recipe song”
A hot lunch was served (beef dish, potatoes, green beans, salad, rolls and cheesecake).
The program on decorating springerle cookies was taped at the Pittsburgh , KS Convention in June 2006 with Lori Longamore. Each RMCU member was given a cookie to decorate using edible ink markers.
We had Show and Tell.
Special “Meeting Cookie Cutter” was distributed to all. An Elenna carousel, ,w/ Little Fox Factory carousel horse limited issue signed, dated.
Photos from our Fall meeting in Sterling, Colorado, October 2007.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN CUT-UPS
Rocky Mountain Cut-Ups is a regional cookie cutter collector's club based in Colorado.