Don Bowden Banquet April 26, 2007

Double Tree Hotel, Berkeley Marina

[Over Two Hundred Fifty people in attendance]

Elizabeth, Don, and Betsy
John Merchant and Don
Don and Anne Pepys
Don, Payton Jordan, and Monte Upshaw
Rosemary Merchant and "Don Bowden"
Cyril Bonanno considers assuming another identity
John Merchant's "Graphic One"
The Stopwatch
John Merchant's "Graphic Two"
Rosemary oversees signings
Etched in stone, forever
Bowden & Brutus
Verne Thornburg,center
  While Don speaks (background), Mike Gridley reads menu to Ed Flynn
Dave Maggard and Gene Johnson
Maynard Orme, Jerry Siebert, Don, and Jack Yerman
Jack Yerman, Willie White ,Maynard Orme, and Don
Jerry Siebert, Don, Jack Yerman, and Dr. Ron Rott
No wine wasted at this table !!
Ed and Mike listen to Don
Ty Hadley, Roger Olsen, Mike Gridley, and Ed Flynn
Don Bowden (upper left), Payton Jordan and Ty Hadley
Jon Hendershott (with RED tie!!)
Roger Olsen, Larry Baack, Mike Gridley, and Ed Flynn
Can't see the ladies' name tags !!
Ed Brown (American tie) and Don Bowden
Helen Hadley, dressed appropriately in BLUE
  Dave Maggard, overcome with emotion, wipes away a tear
Eddie Hart and Eddie Hart, Jr.
  Tony Sandoval, Jennifer Joyce, Don, Ed Miller, Scott Slover, and Bryan Fetzer
Event Name Tags
Payton Jordan and Jerry Siebert
  Jennifer Joyce, Scott Slover, Bob Steiner, Andrea Campos   Tom Paton, III, Tom Paton, Jr., and John Merchant
  Jennifer Joyce, Bob Steiner, Monte Upshaw, and Bryan Fetzer   Maynard Orme, Jerry Siebert, Don Bowden, and Jack Yerman [World Record 2-Mile Relay Team]
Tony Sandoval, "milers", and Don
Upshaw, Orme, Bowden, and Merchant
David Torrence
Torrence's New Record