As discussed at the October semiannual meeting, we are in great need of a new lawnmower. To save money, the mower should be purchased before December 31. Accordingly, the board is asking the membership to attend a special meeting on Sunday, December 28, at 12:00 p.m. to vote on purchasing a new Kubota 60-inch, 26-hp Diesel, zero turn, riding mower. The price would go up 4 percent January 1. A new lawnmower will inevitably have to be purchased soon regardless. Without gaining approval for this mower at this special meeting it will cost more next year.
At least 20 percent of the membership is required to attend to have a quorum for a vote. Please make every effort to attend.
Former member Bridget Anne Moloney-Pelto, age 55, passed away peacefully October 28, 2014 at home in the care of her family. She was diagnosed with melanoma cancer in 2012. Bridget was born September 8, 1959, in Detroit, the daughter of Perry and Dolores (Thurner) Moloney. Bridget married Kevin L. Pelto on September 13, 2000.
Bridget is the beloved wife of 14 years to former member Kevin; loving daughter of Perry and the late Dolores Moloney; dear sister of Dianne (Ralph) Chamberlain, Colleen (John) Schneider and Jim (Kelley) Moloney; loving mother of Justin (Julie) Pelto, Ross Pelto and Luke Pelto; and grandmother of Riley, Reese, Mallory and Lil Ross.
Bridget’s family will receive guests at Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., Farmington, MI., (between 9-10 Mile Roads, just north of Grand River Ave.) on Monday, November 3rd, from Noon-9 pm, with a 7pm Celebration of Life Ceremony. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, November 4th, at 11:00am, at St. Gerald Catholic Church, 21300 Farmington Rd., Farmington. An online guestbook can be sign here.
Memorial gifts are suggested to either the U of M Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Melanoma Clinic or an 11 year old girl named “Pri” that Bridget sponsored through World Vision. Please make all checks payable to “Kevin Pelto” for appropriate distribution. Thank you for keeping Bridget and her family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Our condolences to the Pelto’s family.
The fall membership meeting will be held Sunday, October 26, at noon, with registration beginning at 11:00 a.m., in the Clubroom. All members are urged to attend this very key meeting, at which many issues important to all members are decided. Let your voice be heard! A light lunch will be served at the break, for a nominal donation.
It’s Haunting Season! Come to the Adult Halloween Party, October 18, at 9:00 p.m. in the Clubroom. Many prizes will be awarded for best costumes: the Funniest, Scariest, Ugliest, Prettiest and Most Original! Dance and howl with music from our DJ, Kerry! Bringing a dish for the food table will keep the evil spirits from haunting your camp and will be most appreciated! This is a Bar Committee function. Be there or be scared!
This Saturday night, August 23, it’s a Yooper Dance Party! Join the PasiCats Trio and members of Finn Folk for Copper-Country-style Finnish jam-band music, ranging from traditional Finnish to rock ’n’ roll! The fun begins in the Dance Hall at 7:30 p.m. There will be door prizes donated by U.P. stores, taste-of-the-U.P. food samples and Copper Country brewed beer! All ages are welcome: $5 per adult, free for children ages 17 and under. —Sponsored by the Cultural Committee
This weekend is the big Finn Camp’s Finn Fest! Come out to support this major fundraising event. Get some work hours in, visit with fellow members and friends and cheer on your favorite 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 into 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 our “A” field and at Gilbert Willis Park’s two fields. Flagraising ceremonies will be at 11a.m. There will be music and entertainment from the Dance Hall porch plus a 50/50 raffle, the pitching booth, horseshoes and other games, face painting and the sale of Finn Camp and Finn Fest items throughout the day. Save some energy for dancing 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 the Finn Camp’s George Aho Memorial Field in the late afternoon or early evening, followed immediately by trophy presentation. Music, raffles, horseshoes and other activities will continue as well.
Many members are needed to work in all areas throughout the weekend, especially in the security and kitchen areas. As a member of a cooperative association, please participate by giving a few hours of your time to pitch in and help make our festival successful! Every hour counts, and no task is too small—we heed your help! Work-hour sign-up sheets are posted at Sun Lake Beach, or contact Robyn directly for other available options for hours. For further information or if you have any questions, contact Robyn Jokinen, Finn Fest Chairman.
Click the image above to download a full size PDF flyer.
Some Finn Campers may remember Bill Boycott from the 1970s, when he and friends often played music in camp country around a campfire. Over the last 25 years, Buffalo Bill has been a full-time entertainer, harmonizing the good old western songs of long ago plus many original songs on the fiddle, banjo, mandolin and guitar, as well as being a world-class yodeler. He was also a member of the Grammy Award–winning New Christy Minstrels in 2005–2008.
Buffalo Bill Boycott and Dr. Jo (Flower of the Prairie), winners of the 2011Western Music Association’s Harmony Duo Award
On Wednesday, July 30, at 7:00 p.m. in the Dance Hall, Buffalo Bill and Dr. Jo, both of Lander, Wyo., will present cowboy and western American folk music in the rich spirit of the Rocky Mountain West. Dr. Jo performs on vocals, banjo, and guitar. She was a strolling minstrel for years with the Henry Ford Museum /Greenfield Village Players, where she met Bill. They have been performing and touring nationwide for the past eight years. This is a free performance, but donations would be appreciated. For more information, visit their website: buffalobillboycott.com, or go to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/william.boycott.
Western Music for All Ages
—Sponsored by the Newsletter Committee
The Forest Management Committee is sponsoring a breakfast this Sunday, July 27 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Ravintola. Steak and Eggs, Biscuits and Gravy, and Blueberry Pancakes.
Finn Camp Voimaboys’ playoff game is this Friday, July 25, at 6:15pm
on Field #2 at Gilbert Willis Park. If the win, they will play again
next week. If they lose, the play right away at 7:25pm on the same
field. Attached is the entire league playoff bracket.
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Friday Night Grill start at 6:00 p.m. at the Finn Camp’s Ravintola.