More information coming. Like numbers and
Greetings: Well we set a record, there were two trailers at Camp
Siefkas. We would like more next year. Yes!!! The reunion will once
again be at the Larry Siefkas farm for 2008. Saturday and Sunday,
October 4th & 5th, 2008. Mark your calendars NOW!!! Larry's only
lament was ... he wants more little kids to come, the young families to
see where their roots are.
Except for a couple of showers Sunday morning the weather was great.
Even a bit on the warm side, but for those camping on the hill the temps
were not bad and the breeze wonderful. The sunrise was beyond
description. The stars to be seen were awesome.
Saturday morning started with a breakfast of sausage and pancakes and
YUMMY sweet cinnamon rolls. Lots of talking and sharing of pictures,
games and "mule" rides on Bob's 4-wheeler to see acres of corn, beans
and Christmas Trees. I bet you didn't know Larry raises Christmas Trees
and you can come and cut your own. I didn't, but I do now. Seriously.
Siefkas Christmas Trees can be had for your own enjoyment.
Before you hardly got breakfast under the belt, it was time for
lunch. Four types of hot sandwiches and all the "snacks" to go with
them ... and of course desert goodies. More chatting, rides to be had
and new arrivals to add to the group. More hug, more pictures, more
Siefkas' family members. Straw hats were available for those
who came and a pencil that has the "Siefkas Reunion 2007" written on it.
Darn I gave mine away. :-(
We had "newbies" that came from Colorado and some of Albert's family
who came after having visited the website. I was great to know that it
is being used.
Before we knew it, Larry was bringing down the hay wagon complete
with hay for the 2nd Annual wagon ride to the "Siefkas" Family Homestead
upper pasture with a view of the surrounding farms. The weather
cooperated, very few if any bugs bothered, the fire was lit for cooking
hotdogs and the chili pot had been simmering over a hole in the ground
for a bit of time. If anyone left the reunion hungry, it was not due to
lack of food. THANK YOU. The only thing missing was last years full
moon to light the hill side. However, music and a sing along was added
this year, and I'm sure will be even better next year.
Sunday arrived rainy, but not cold. By about halfway through lunch
the rain had stopped and the garage doors were opened to expand the
seating area and knock down the noise.
Thank you to those who brought pictures and let Lew scan them and for
those who added information to the Siefkas Data Base which has been
updated on the Families page.
During the business meeting it was decided that it is best for those
hosting and the family farmers to hold the reunion the first week-end of
October. The Methodist Church in Lacelle is having a fund raiser
for buying pews for the church. A fund for a Siefkas Pew has been
established and may be contributed to if you wish. The hat was
passed for taking up a collection for continuing the
www.siefkas.com website to be taken
care of by Linda. Next year the breakfast and lunch will be
combined and a BRUNCH will be served at 11:00 am.
A FAMILY REUNION picture was taken on Sunday. I will post it as
soon as I have a copy of it. For those who have those pictures
Please make every effort to join us next year. Come for the
weekend. There are several ponds for fishing, trails to walk,
stories to hear and fun to be had. Bring your tent, trailer or
camper and join me at CAMP SIEFKAS.
Linda Shanks, 2007