Alli here, reporting in about reunions and gatherings with campers, staff, and alums. This month we have a great example of how camp friendships hover around like that last beam of sunlight when you are trying to sneak in a final ski run before the sun goes down. When I added up the approximate years that this group of people attended, worked, or otherwise helped out around camp it equaled more than 85 years! That doesn’t even count the years that their kids have attended. Needless to say, this is a very dedicated group of friends who we are happy to call part of the Foley Family.
The following all-star Foleyites got together for, as Beth put it, a “super fun afternoon/evening of ice skating, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and a bonfire at the Hughes’.”
|Future Foleyites (The Kids of all the Alums)
I have bolded the Foley Alums
Mary (Burnett) & Chad Jurgens
Pat & Chrisy (Barnett) Hughes
Brad & Jen Yerhot
Beth (Berger) & Andy Foster
Mollie (Juelich) & Drew Wulff
Nancy (Hughes) & Peter Kotovic Peter and Kym Kronschnabel (technically Kym is now an Alum, too, as she attended the 2010 Triathlon – welcome to the crew, Kym (you are in trouble now)!
Beth continued to say, “ It was a lot of fun having our kids enjoying playing together outside on the lake.” We hope that this enthusiasm for the outdoors and dedication to each other continues on long enough to see your grandkids play together in much the same way. I know from a personal level that many of these people have enhanced my own Foley experience and I hope all the readers out there take a minute to think about those great Foley campers and staff that created lasting memories and allowed for irreplaceable friendships.
Thanks to Mary Jurgens for the photo and for giving us the heads up about the reunion. As always, let me know about your Foley get-togethers and hopefully you will see your name on the next “Rattlin’ Blog”.
Alli Faricy, Director