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Where are these Folsom bandits today?

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By: Don Chaddock, The Telegraph
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More than three decades ago, Judith McQuoid and her infant son, Ian, were accosted by these pistol-packing bandits in a Sutter Street saloon. Now, Judith would like to find the men shown in this photo. The family hails from Glendale. “I was looking at an old picture of my son taken almost 34 years ago in Old Town Folsom,” she wrote to me in an e-mail. “It was the Fourth of July celebration and these Folsom residents dressed up like banditos. My family stepped into a saloon and there they were.” She said her son loves the photograph, despite being politically incorrect by today’s standards, and wonders whatever happened to those fine friendly gents. “We would like to locate the man holding my son,” McQuoid wrote. We’ll do our best, Judith. If anyone knows the whereabouts of these banditos, send me an e-mail at donc@goldcountrymedia.com and I’ll forward it on to Judith. NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS The catastrophic fire that gutted North Auburn has left dozens of families homeless, with only the clothes on their backs to call their own. Marla Fairfield, owner of Marla Sue’s Consignment Boutique in Folsom, is doing something to help. She’s decided to donate all of her summer clothing to the fire victims. Thanks, Marla. SWEET SOUNDS Craig Covello, last year’s Folsom High Music Boosters president, has reason to be proud. Cameron, his son and a bass player with the Folsom High One O’Clock Jazz Band, entered the University of North Texas as a freshman last week under the jazz studies program. But, he was not alone. “Sean Weiss was the trumpet player in the Folsom One O’Clock Jazz Band as well.  Both musicians, along with last year’s jazz singer Allexa Lopez, entered the (university under the jazz program),” Craig said. “The University of North Texas is widely regarded as the premier jazz studies program in the United States.” Craig is thrilled with all the students. “Both Cameron and Sean auditioned for a spot in one of the nine prestigious ‘lab bands,’ which are known throughout the U.S. and Europe. Cameron made it into the nine o’clock band and Sean made it into the six o’clock band,” he said. Craig can barely contain his excitement. “This is an excellent accomplishment for college freshmen and speaks highly of the FCUSD music programs. Congratulations to these Folsom alumni as well as Folsom High Music Director Curtis Gaesser and Middle School Music Director John Zimny,” he said. Congratulations, Sean, Cameron and Allexa. You make us proud. BLOOD DRIVE Ron Hawn, with the American Legion, is seeking help to get a little of the red stuff. The Folsom Veterans Community Blood Drive is 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Veterans Hall, 1300 Forrest St. in Folsom. “Walk-ins are no problem,” he said. “This is our first attempt to do a blood drive.” Eat a hearty breakfast and lunch and swing on by to donate some blood. For more info, call Stephanie Kresse at Blood Source at 800-995-4420 ext. 60039. ICE CREAM SOCIAL Cold Stone Creamery owner Kewal “Kris” Krishan is trying to get the word out about their next big planned ice cream social to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Slated for 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24, customers making a donation will receive a three ounce “Jack’s Creation,” a dessert created by one of the children who received a wish through the foundation. The dessert is sweet-cream ice cream with brownie, sprinkles and caramel. Hopefully, some locally familiar names will be dropping by to help dish out the cold stuff. I’m told Mayor Steve Miklos will be there at 5:30 p.m. to help scoop. Krishan’s store is at 2791 E. Bidwell St., Suite 1000, in Folsom. To learn more, go to coldstonecreamery.com. Don Chaddock can be reached at donc@goldcountrymedia.com.