TR 2010 continued the recent growth trend in attendance despite the absence of several key attendees. With Feces Mike and his wife Amy returning, along with new attendees Tripp Charvett, Becky Libby, Brian OKelly, and the McCleod Family, Serb Fest was very well represented. While Emma & Eden both arrived late, Monica brought friends Julie & Nicole, one a first time attendee and the other a previous attendee.
Of course, who could ignore the impressive presence of the rapidly growing Third Generation? First time attendees Grant Berger, Anna Z and Luke & Allison McLeod joined OLAFs and Crazy Dans children forming what is sure to become a tight bond as years go by. Grant & Sara had the pleasure of accompanying the adults on the Saturday afternoon hike and for the first time in history, the Second Generation s The opportunity to meet wives and infants of the first time fathers at the midway point of the kayak trip was greatly appreciated and a time for them to reflect on what the future holds for their children and their future roles at Serb Fest. This will be a feeling sure to be shared by more Second Generation men in upcoming years! Pony rides are coming, gentlemen! We are experiencing again, continued evolution of our great weekend but now having come full circle with TRs First Generation we are now truly following in their footsteps with children of our own to spread the Legend to!
While anticipation for the upcoming years Serb Fest historically starts as you exit Turkey Run State Park for the final time each Memorial Day Weekend, this year, anticipation mounted in unprecedented fashion - midway through the weekend amidst a discussion with Cika Daca regarding the history of Serb Fest. While not only confirming that in his recollection, Serb Fest has been in existence since *at least* 1973 (four years prior to the previously assumed 1977), Daca proposed the brilliant idea of pulling together a fund to fly Teta Zora in from Florida to attend TR 2011! Cika Daca, Teta Lela and Teta Cica all collaborated to identify a great number of past First Generation attendees who appeared in a series of historic photos that Scott had printed and brought to TR for that very purpose. While some of the Second Generations senior-most attendees have had a firmer grasp on Serb Fests history, TR Online was thrilled to receive clarification that Abe Lincoln and his wife were not alone in their founding of Serb Fest. They were joined by Teta Zora and her late husband, Cika XXXXX. It is with this newly found knowledge that we at TR Online are happy to announce their induction into the 2010 Class of the Turkey Run Hall of Fame! They most certainly deserve to be mentioned among the greats that weve all come to respect and adore so greatly!
That being said, everyone was in great support of bringing Teta Zora back to Turkey Run in 2011! And with the expected return of the Hall of Famers Predrag & Mila Zelenkovich as well as the Rs, Charlie Ruiz and Rishi Loona, TR 2011 is sure to be monumental! To all considering first time attendance in 2011, dont miss your chance to be a part of this historic weekend!
Getting back on track TR 2010s delegation of shopping responsibilities appeared to be a complete success resulting in simplicity and near elimination of debt settlement (those who owe Nutz a monetary contribution towards the purchase of Serbian Food, please be sure to arrange payment ASAP!) Rookies Tripp Charvett and Brian OKelly battled for Rookie of the Year and while both respectably contributed to the Spirit of Turkey Run, much of the group agreed that OKellys youthful attitude through Sunday afternoons Beer Float was enough to earn him Rookie of the Year honors! We look forward to his return as well as to Tripp and Beckys return for years to come! The 2010 Honorary Vince Kus Intellectual of the Year Award goes to FM, who played a significant role in a Saturday late-night conversation resulting in his nickname being upgraded to BM. While this may not be representative of his *actual* personal interests or preferences, the discussion was entertaining to say the least! Well leave the details to legend, to be repeated (only verbally) through anecdote for years to come.
"This place beats Martha's Vinyard any day!" - Katherine Boskovic
"AHHHAHAHA" - Dan Boskovic
Quote of Quotes :: The scene is Friday night a little after dusk.
Most of us were huddled around the tables and grill around our usual
picnic area. The ranger's truck rolled by slowly as is usual for this
time of night. He came out and walked slowly over to the group asking
how we were doing / where we are staying / etc... basically trying to
get us to clean up and head out for the night. This would have been
particularly problematic since we had just fired up the grill and were
ready for a long opening night of catching up. We responded back saying
that we were staying at the Inn. This was apparently the right answer
since he said he would have to kick us out otherwise.
[Left to Right] (Luke McCleod), Hans McCleod, Dan Boskovic, Brian Kelley, Scott Berger (Grant Berger), Tripp Charvett, Jovan Zelenkovich, Jeff Heitzman, Jeff Berger, Brian O'Kelly, Brian Crissie, Feces Mike, OLAF, (Jack L)