2017 Camp Otter Reunion 1: Fri. Nite & Sat. Morning Events

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August 12, 2017 by Doug Webster

Friday, July 14, 2017 – Indian Falls Restaurant, Corfu, NY

Once again, Otter alumni, spouses, friends and children gathered from near and far for a another reunion weekend of friendship, fellowship, and sharing of memories.

The Friday evening welcome dinner was held at the Indian Falls Log Cabin Restaurant, Corfu, NY

C-Otter-6As the name implies, the restaurant was RIGHT next to the falls and since the previous week had seen heavy rains in the area, the falls were running full tilt:

C-Otter-2There was some speculation as to whether the maelstrom was navigable in a canoe, but some suggesting that superior knowledge of the J-stroke would make it a piece of cake for anyone who wanted to try.

Inside, arriving alumni and guests signed up for the weekend and then shared food and beverage as the two-day schmooze fest began.

(L) Larry Rublee (r) checks new arrivals as Alice Dustin fills out a name tag.  (UR) Alice, Peter Dustin and George Walker.  (LR) Chuck Amo, Mary Jo Fernbach Veling and Emy Young Boag

Saturday, July 15, 2017  Holiday Hollow & Yorkshire Hall, Corfu

Thanks to the generosity of George and Barb Hills Walker, our gathering shifted Saturday morning to the Walkers’ own holiday and event center.

C-Otter-85After a welcome coffee and scones, George led interested guests on a tour of the family facility.  Originally created as a site for seasonal gatherings focused around the seasons and special holidays like Halloween and Christmas, Holiday Hollow began by offering a variety of booths, games, events and performances, primarily created by the Walkers, their children and helped by friends and temporary hires.

One key to the early success was a very detailed Halloween area with booths and displays to attract children of all ages.

C-Otter50C-Otter-36C-Otter-40C-Otter-47C-Otter-37-2Yorkshire Hall Halloween Set 3C-Otter-48C-Otter-46290A5E89-37DF-4A74-A991-B7BE50AB60FDAlumni listening to Walker tour lectureC-Otter-42C-Otter-44Yorkshire Hall Halloween Set 2

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