“Buffalo Bill” Boycott, Joanne Orr, Jackie Davidson and Gary Brandt combine forces to present “Singing the Good Old Songs Again” —classic and original songs in a fun, energetic, entertaining show! Bill Boycott (Buffalo Bill) and Joanne Orr (both residing in Wyoming), who performed at Finn Camp a couple of years ago, are the Western Music Association harmony award winners. Bill is also a WMA yodeling champ. Jackie and Gary, of Ferndale, have performed for many years in the Detroit area. Jackie, an original member of the Grammy Award-winning group The New Christy Minstrels, has superb vocals and extraordinary banjo skills. Gary Brandt is an excellent singer-songwriter and 12-string guitarist. They are performing Wednesday, August 3, at the Finn Camp Dance Hall starting at 7:00 p.m. Come enjoy this exciting program of seasoned musicians and entertainers. And don’t forget it’s Taco Wednesday, starting at 6:00 p.m. This performance is sponsored by the Newsletter Committee. Donations would be very much appreciated.
Taco Wednesday, today, 6:00–8:00 p.m. at the Kenttä. For only $5 a plate you may have your choice of three hard tacos, soft tacos, or nachos (or mix and match). This year we are also selling beverages (soda or water) as well. And you could put in some of your work hours this year by helping out with Taco Wednesdays! Sponsored by the Future Planning Committee.
Our annual Juhannus celebration will be held on Saturday, June 18. Bring the family out early for games, dancing, food and prizes! Fun for all ages! Let’s bring back the Finnish classic “carry your wife” (or significant other) race! We’ll have a horseshoe tournament, boot toss, bag toss and other outdoor games while the kitchen is open. Feel free to bring your own games. Dancing with basic instruction to live traditional Finnish music will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Dance Hall. Please join us to learn and practice the Finnish classics, and show off your skills at the kokko (bonfire). It will be lit at 10:00 p.m. Get your groove on to DJ Kerry in the Dance Hall Saturday evening. We will have door prizes, raffle prizes and a 50/50 drawing. The drawings will be that day at 8:30 p.m. in the Dance Hall. All proceeds go to the Juhannus Committee. The kitchen will be open Saturday from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 8:00 to 11:00a.m. Juhannus buttons for grounds admission are $5 for adults; children 18 and under are free. Many hours of work are needed to make this event a success. Contact Amber Martin or message Finn Camps facebook page to donate prizes or to schedule work hours. We need someone to run the horseshoe tournament. Stay tuned for updates!
Schedule of Events
1pm – 1:30pm: Horseshoe Tournament Registration
1:30pm: Horseshoe Tournament Start
2:00pm – 5:00pm: 1st Annual Boot Toss Competition (A-Field)
3:00pm – 9:00pm: Kitchen Open
5:00pm: Relay Race (teams of 6) – Wife/Spouse Carry, 3-Leg, & Wheelbarrow (A-Field)
6:30pm: Finnish Folk Dancing (Dancehall)
8:30pm: Raffle Drawing (Dancehall)
10:00pm: Kokko Lighting
See Event Flyer in PDF format
See Prizes Flyer in PDF format
The Bar Committee is sponsoring a breakfast at the Kenttä on Sunday, June 12, from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Eggs to order, omelets and French toast: $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for kids. We are raffling off a collapsible wagon with beach towels and a cooler bag. Second prize is a sauna card. Third prize is $20 in bar credit. Tickets are being sold during bar hours and will be sold on the day of the breakfast. The drawing will be held at noon.