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Hundreds gather for San Miguel Old Timer’s Barbecue 

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About three hundred people gathered Sunday afternoon at the San Miguel Park for a Pioneer Day Old Timer’s Barbecue. The event is put on each year by the San Miguel Lions Club.

Former San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Harry Ovitt introduced Pioneer Day Queen Dottie Jardine Rieff, Marshall Ole Viborg and Belle Abigal Venturini. Queen Dottie and Marshall Ole Viborg each spoke to the crowd.

Ovitt also announced the oldest attendees at the barbecue. Harry Wolf of Morro Bay was the oldest man at age 105. Dixie Thacker, the oldest woman, was born in San Miguel. She moved back to San Miguel at the age of 85. She’s now 94.

The 84th Annual Pioneer Day Parade will be held Saturday, October 11th. The Pre-Pioneer Day Dinner and Dance is September 27th at the Paso Robles Event Center.

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