Our annual Juhannus celebration will be held on Saturday, June 17th. Bring the family out early for games, dancing, food and prizes! Fun for all ages! Horseshoe Tournament registration begins at 1:30pm with a 2pm start time. Cornhole, washer toss & mölkky (a traditional Finnish game) while the kitchen is open on Saturday from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Second annual boot toss competition from 4pm-7pm! View the Kalevala Exhibit at the dancehall and experience some Finnish culture (see article below). Traditional Finnish dancing with light instruction in the dancehall from 6:30pm-8pm. The kokko (bonfire) will be lit at 10:00 p.m. Join us after the kokko in the dancehall for a live DJ and dancing! Admission for Juhannus is $5 per person.
Esther Cobb (nee Santti) died age 98 peacefully at home on April 23, 2017. Daughter of Eli and Alma Santti, among the founding members of the Finn Camp, she spent her summers at Loon Lake in those early Finn Camp days of canvas tents for camps, outhouses and no electricity, with morning milk fetched by hiking up Hopkins hill. Beloved wife (and life-time golfing partner) of the late Wayne Cobb, son as well of founders, they raised their children with summers in the camps from the day school ended in June until it resumed after Labor Day. She is the cherished mother of Ken Cobb (Betty), Pat AlFaiz (Brahim) and the late Bev Aaltonen (Scott) and the incredibly supportive and loving grandmother of Amal, Michael, Rebecca, Leila and Miriam and proud great-grandmother of Parker and Riley Boyle, Djibril Curley, Cooper Cobb and Samir Al Faiz-Eaton. And last surviving sibling of brothers Onne, Karl and Arne Santti and sister Eleanor Mustonen. Our condolence to the family.
St. Urch Queen Kathleen Bretschneider toss the first pitch of Voima Boys Softball Season.
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Friday, April 21, marks the season opener of the over-35 softball league season. The Voima Boys first game starts at 6:00 p.m. and the second game is a little after the first game done, both on the Finn Camp’s Aho Field. To start it off, St. Urho Queen Kathy Bretschneider will throw the first pitch to King Jim Martin. The Friday Night Grill will be open at 6:00 p.m. for some good food while cheering for the Voima Boys.
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