// TR Attendance Update
Attendance Update! I got confirmation today that Frank Malawski
will be joining Serb Fest Friday evening through Sunday morning.
I realized how overwhelming it can be for new attendees with so
much information and such a rich history portrayed in TROnline
and on Social Media. But I think you're better off with the information
overload than the "don't worry about it, just show up"
treatment Chuckles got years ago (well documented in his TAO
OF TURKEY RUN piece from 2009. With at least a couple new
guys joining us, let's see how the Rookie of the Year voting goes
down! Crazy Dan, break out the Wild Irish Rose and Mad Dog 20
// Serb Fest Collection - Volume IV Released!
excited to present the latest installment in the Serb Fest Collection
Series! This is the first new Volume in the series since 2012
after having released Serb Fest Collection Live and
Council Picks in 2014. Im particularly pleased
with the lineup this year
As always, we have a solid blend
of Southern Rock and Country tunes appropriate for the
Central Indiana flavor of TR! While there are hidden references
to TR-related themes and anecdotes in many of the selections,
Im particularly fond of Jason Aldeans 1994,
seemingly an ANTHEM for all things TR. In fact, the songs
chorus is a tribute to Country legend, Joe Diffie and specifically
references his gem of a song, Pickup Man a
favorite of Jovans and a featured tune on Serb Fest Collection
Volume 2. Coincidentally, 1994 also happens
to be a key year in Serb Fest history The year Jovan first
brought a friend to TR (Jeff Bott), setting an important precedent
leading to present day Serb Fest.
the tracks HERE,
add them to your iTunes playlists and gear up for another high
energy drive (or flight) to TR!
// TR Attendance Update
the weather in the Midwest slowly turns and warm sunny days become
more and more common, I can't help but to close my eyes and imagine
the euphoria of pulling into Turkey Run State Park Friday evening
and racing to the grill site in anticipation of cracking open
that first cold beer and dumping a pile of meat on the grill!
We're now well inside of 3 weeks to go! I can hardly contain myself!
I'm excited to share another attendance update! I got word this
past weekend that the OLAF and family have recruited Amy Lund
to finally experience the magic of Serb Fest! For those of you
who don't know Amy, she has long-time ties to many people in the
group. She remains closest with OLAF and Julie, but was also close
friends with Jovan Zelenkovich in High School and later introduced
to many of the guys you see at TR in the following years in college.
It's also worth mentioning that she has ties to the infamous Jeff
Bott, whom we're still hoping will make a return to TR - possibly
in 2017, almost twenty years after his last trip in 1998. [Serb
Fest fun-fact.... Jeff Bott was the first friend that Jovan brought
to TR back in 1994, setting an important precedent for was eventually
became modern-day Serb Fest!] I digress...... Amy has undoubtedly
heard many tales of Serb Fest over the past decade or two! It's
time she check it out for herself!
// 2016 Shopping List Available Now!
year's shopping list is now available! There aren't many changes
from previous years, but there are definitely a few differences
- Please review carefully to ensure we have all bases covered!
For those of you contributing monetarily to the Serbian Food order,
please bring cash for Crazy Dan.
// TR Attendance Update
excited to welcome Mark & Katie Decker along with their
two boys, Cameron & Aaron to Serb Fest in 2016! While this will
be there first Serb Fest, they are no strangers to Turkey Run. Mark
has 3 prior visits and Katie, 1. They are avid hikers, so expect
to see them enjoying Trail 9! On a sad note, I confirmed this week
that Monica will be unable to join us this year for the second straight
year. However, rest assured, she guaranteed a return in 2017! Also,
as most of you know, BS will once again be absent from TR. Let's
all show mercy one more year as there are mighty big plans ahead
for him as he travels to Europe. He, also is very much expected
to return to TR in 2017!
// Rishi Follows Through on 2015 Promise
foolishly cutting out of TR2015 heading to the Indianapolis Airport
his rental car, including Scott's cooler and cooler floating device,
Rishi came through this week with replacements! And to sweeten the
make-good, he through in a new set of BBQ tools, complete with built
in flash-lights. I expect he'll thoroughly enjoy using these while
late-night grilling! After hitting a high, capturing the 2015 Golden
Cevapcici Award and then hitting the low of driving off with a trunk
full of supplies, I'd say Rishi is poised to capture 2016's 'Most
// A New Look for TROnline!
hard to believe it's been nearly 13 years since TROnline made its
debut! The site has grown considerably since it's humble beginnings
as an archive for past attendees and a few ridiculous quotes. Now
its finally time to give her a new look! It'll take some time, so
bear with me - but I hope y'all enjoy TROnline 2.0!