Community makes Valley View's homecoming float possible

To the Editor:

The residents and staff at Valley View Manor would like to thank everyone who made it possible for us to participate in the Homecoming parade.

Thanks to all who took the time to stop in front of our facility and perform for us. It was a great honor to hear that we received "Most Original" for our float, we all were ecstatic.

We would like to send out a special thanks to Curtis Dorsett for building the rails for our float to keep our resident alumni and staff safe, Robin Willis for donating her trailer, High Country Sports for allowing us to use their ramps for loading our residents, Intermountain Appliances for their contribution of boxes, and last but not least, to our awesome victorious Bulldogs for lending us their jerseys.

We would like to take a short minute to honor a special resident who was with us in spirit during homecoming and who would have been proud of our victory. Byron Simon played football for the Bulldogs during the early 1920s as a right tackle. During that time he was offered a scholarship for football at Laramie, Wyo. Byron chose not to use his scholarship offer, but instead chose to help his father on the ranch.

We would like to thank his daughter, Mary Simon, and the rest of the family for the opportunity to honor Byron on the float and for the wonderful 1927 Bulldog photo.

Thanks again to all who helped make homecoming so special for us all here at Valley View Manor.

Sincerely,

Valley View Manor resident's and staff

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