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FOUNDING MEMBER

Serb Fest Orgin ::
Zelenkovich Family
First Serb Fest :: 1998
Recruited By :: John Zelenkovich

Nickname :: OLAF

Trips to Serb Fest ::
16 (1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

Additional Trips to Turkey Run ::
1 (2001 Observed)

Notable Recruits :: Sean Sullivan, Steve Luke, Dan W

 
 
2002
2004
2007
2007
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

OLAF has to drive. This is an ongoing rule, though somehow, he was able to avoid driving from TR 2003 to 2006. OLAF has been a fixture at Turkey Run since modern day Fire & Ice began. He's been in attendance every year since 1998 with the exception of 1999 & 2006. TR 99 was missed because of his then location in Los Angeles for a summer internship. Today, we wouldn't accept that as an excuse, but at the time, we went easy on young OLAF. In 2006, OLAF was welcoming his daughter Sarah into the world. TR 2008 marked her debut at TR and the first child of the second generation of TR attendees.

In our younger days, nobody pounded beers like OLAF.... NOBODY.... but we planned for that and everybody was happy. OLAF's greatest contribution to the list of traditions at Turkey Run is his initiation of Bocce Ball in 2001. He was immediately given the responsibility of bringing the Bocce set each year, but managed to forget it the very next year. Thankfully we were able to hunt down a replacement set at a local Indiana po-dunk department store (see photo below).

OLAF is also responsible for the ridiculous pose during the hike of TR 2003 that has become the official symbol of Turkey Run. We are all still bewildered at what possessed his body to take such an awkward position, but none the less, it has become a beloved moment in TR history!

Today OLAF is much more than an inert piece of meat. He's a model Dad whose first in line with his kids for the TR hayride. While a bit laughable at first, as the Second Generation continues to mature, they're also recognizing his efforts in cultivating a spirit in his children for Turkey Run - giving hope to the future of Serb Fest.

 

 

 
Julie L (Wife), Sarah L (Daughter), Jack L (Son), Jimmy (Son)
 


Got pissed because he couldn't canoe - 2000
Initiated Bocce Ball - 2001 Observed
Forgot the Bocce Ball, but purchased a new set and donated it to the group.- 2002
The "OLAF" pose that was to become the official symbol of Turkey Run. - 2003
Finally able to drive again after moving back to Illinois - 2007
Participated in the Turkey Run Hayride - 2009
Elevated to Founding Member status - 2013


"What about the other two thirds of the (High Life) case I already finished?!" - 2003




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