Information submitted by Lou Reiter and Craig McConnell
Who says manly men only guzzle beer and load up on pork rinds when they rustle around a table? Obviously, the Manly Men of Choctaw Village have been overlooked in this assessment.
Since womenfolk seem to gather for chatter on a regular basis, the men of Choctaw decided they needed to meet away from their counterparts to discuss local and world situations with potential solutions fueled by testosterone.
And so Lou Reiter called a Clubhouse pub meeting for guys in his ‘hood to meet one Thursday night each month to guffaw and even grouse when necessary. It’s a friendly group and one expected to grow.
With all the traveling Choctaw folks do, this is a hard time of year to get a group organized. Craig McConnell stepped up to the plate, all while bemoaning the Cardinals are off to the worst start in 30 years. Craig is making the ultimate sacrifice and will perch on a Black Bear Pub bar stool every Thursday night at 6:00, hoping his manly neighbors will join him, although the next “official” meeting of the Manly Men is set for May 11.
The Manly Men is only one of the many neighborhood activities the Choctaw Village People created. This is an active Big Canoe neighborhood where walking the dog could take hours if neighbors are settled on their porches eager to chat.
Just another example of why living in our mountains is such a good thing!