The Autumn Fest and Mojakka Cook-off is this Saturday, September 26. We need more mojakka enteries and your participation to make this event successful! Lets keep this Finn Camp’s tradition alive. You can Mary Barie know you’re bringing your mojakka by calling or texting her at 248-895-4561 ASAP. Or if you prefer, email Millie Packard at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mary is also looking for desserts.
Live entertainment is planned, prizes will be awarded by a panel of expert judges and we hope for lots of delicious mojakka!
Drop-offs are between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:00 p.m! Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for those 12 and under or the whole family for $15!
Ruth L. Yogus, age 89, of Commerce Township and formerly of Howell, passed away September 17. Born on September 3, 1926, in Detroit, she was the daughter of Neil and Edythe (Kotila) Lund. Ruth had been a member of the Detroit Finnish Cooperative Summer Camp Association (D.F.C.S.C.A.) in Wixom since 1952 and had served on its Recreation Committee and in the Ladies’ Auxiliary. She had also been active in the Arabian Horse Association of Michigan, serving as secretary. Ruth was the beloved wife of the late Joseph W. Yogus (April 8, 1992) whom she had married in Detroit on June 17, 1949. She was the loving mother of Joyce (David) Chichila of Commerce Township, Joseph W. (Nancy) Yogus, Jr., of Three Rivers, Ronn L. (Heidi) Yogus of Waterford and Nancy E. Kasparschuster of Fenton. Grandmother of nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, she is survived by her brothers, Robert N. Lund of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Ronald B. Lund of Paradise, Mich. A memorial celebration in honor of Ruth’s life will be held on Saturday, October 10, at 12 noon at the D.F.C.S.C.A., 2524 Loon Lake Rd., Wixom, MI 48393. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the D.F.C.S.C.A. are suggested. Please sign the family’s online guestbook at www.macdonaldsfuneralhome.com. Dessert donations will be greatly appreciated at the memorial celebration.
Friday, September 4, 2015 7:30 p.m. Finn Camp Dance Hall ~ $5.00 Admission at Door (children under 18 free)
Vellamo combines the rich tradition of Finnish folksong with an appealing “retro” sensibility (recalling the likes of Judy Collins or Richard and Mimi Fariña), creating an exotic and magical acoustic experience. Pia and Joni have even been known to sneak in a “Vellamo-ized” Jethro Tull song now and then just to shake things up! A visit to the world of Vellamo is an enchanting, educational and unforgettable musical journey.
On Friday, October 2, at 7:30 p.m. the Bar Committee will proudly present its eighth annual wine tasting, in the Clubroom. This year’s event will feature wines from around the world, with an array of delicious complementing appetizers. And this tasting will showcase the Moonshine Stew Band!
Space is limited, so be sure to make your reservations by September 27. The payment of $20 per person is also due at that time. For further information and to sign up, email Joni Sennhenn at email@example.com, or call 248-882-4626.
August 14, 15 and 16
It’s time to talk FESTIVAL!! Mark your calendars and come out to support this major fundraising event. Get some work hours in, visit with fellow members and friends, and cheer on our Finn Camp Voima softball team! Friday kicks off the festival weekend with the kitchen and beer truck opening at 5:00 p.m., followed by the Home Run Derby beginning about 6:30 p.m. Come see the big hitters knock ’em into the woods! We will continue in to the evening with music and dancing in the Clubroom! Saturday the kitchen will open for breakfast at 8:00 a.m., with food available all day in the Ravintola and food tent. The softball tournament also begins at 8:00 a.m. with games on the Finn Camp’s George Aho Memorial Field and the Gilbert Willis Park fields. Flagraising ceremonies will be at 11:00 a.m. There will be music and entertainment from the Dance Hall porch plus 50/50 raffles, the pitching booth, horseshoes and other games, face painting, and the sale of Finn Camp and Finn Fest merchandise throughout the day. Save some energy for the dance floor on Saturday night as our DJ will be playing favorites in the Dance Hall. Sunday, FUNday, we will do it all over again! The kitchen will open for breakfast at 8: 00 a.m. with food available all day. Softball will continue on all three fields with the championship game on our “A” Field in the late
afternoon/early evening, followed immediately by trophy presentation. Music, raffles, horseshoes, and other activities will continue as well.
Our annual Juhannus celebration will be held on Saturday, June 20. We will celebrate Finn Camp’s 90th year by dancing to traditional Finnish music starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Dance Hall, and there will be a DJ about 9:00 p.m. A horseshoe tournament, led by John Mazurek, will begin about 2:00 o’clock. Look for sign-up sheets. The kokko (bonfire) will be lit at 10:00 p.m. Although because of the wet weather, it may not light the Kokko Master tells us. The kitchen will be open Saturday from noon to 9:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Sign-up sheets for kitchen work hours will be at the beach. Juhannus buttons for grounds admission are $5 for adults; children 18 and under are free. We will also have a 50/50 and a raffle: tickets are $ 1each or 6 for $5. The drawing will be June 20 at 8:00 p.m. in the Dance Hall. You need not be present to win. All proceeds go to the Juhannus Committee. Raffle tickets are now on sale in the Clubroom.
This Friday, April 24, marks the opener of the over-35 softball league season. The Voima Boys game starts at 6:15 p.m. on the Finn Camp’s Aho Field. To start it off, St. Urho Queen Leah Honka Paukovits will throw the first pitch to King Rob Johnson. The Friday Night Grill will be open at 6:00 p.m. for some good food while watching the game.