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Friends of Kern, Inc. was established as a non-profit charitable 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization dedicated to maintaining contact with friends and alumni of YMCA Camp Kern, preserving Camp Ozone & Camp Kern's history, and perpetuating the camp experience and life's work of former Boys' Secretary Carl B. Kern.
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2002 PRE-THANKSGIVING DINNER - NOVEMBER 24th

Wrapup and Pictures

From: gearheadrandy@yahoo.com
To:stuart@friendsofkern.org
Subject: Kernpix


(pictures from Randy Geithman...)


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From: FMarketing@aol.com
To:stuart@friendsofkern.org
Subject: Re: Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner Wrap-Up
Date: 11/25/2002 12:33pm


Hey Stuart.

It was great seeing you and the rest of the folks yesterday. I have attached some photos. I met a lot of people I didn't know and reconnected with several I did. A great time was had by all and I concur with your praise of the staff.

Let's get an even bigger crowd next year!

Regards,

Marty Caskey
Board Member 1979 - Present
Camper 1965 - 1972


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From: JamesR6535@aol.com
To:friends@friendsofkern.org
Subject: Re: Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner Wrap-Up
Date: 11/25/2002 05:30pm


After driving down Camp road (wow, it has speed bumps now ), I park, get out of my car and hear " Jim...how the squat are you?". With that greeting from Stuart I am home again. What a great time seeing those that you haven't seen for many years and picking up where you left off.

And how about seeing old campers now chasing their kids around the lodge. Many of these kids will soon be going to camp. It was also good to see those who were there before I was. Some were new names to me, others have had stories passed down about them. It was good to put a face to the story. Iwant to thank Camp Kern for the wonderful turkey and everyone else for the great variety of good food.

I would encourage those who read this to try to make to one of these events, it was fantastic.

here are some moments from the day

Bonnie and Ginny,
"all of the cabins have air conditioning ?!?!",
Stuart can you help me with this lanyard,
Mike L.boys do like hot chocolate,
can you believe Camp has a cappucino machine?

I've rambled on enough, have a wonderful Thanksgiving

Jim Rannes


From: "Dave Trowbridge" <dtrowbridge@go-concepts.com>
To:"friends" <friends@friendsofkern.org>
Subject: Fw: Emailing: Kayak 011
Date: 11/25/2002 07:40pm


The first offical OPC members picture. (back row) Griff, Russ, Moran, Nude Dude, Uncle Frosty (middle row) Nikki, Trow, King Neato (front row) Karri, Bob and George the mascot

----- Original Message -----
From: Rusty
To: Dave Trowbridge
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2002 7:53 PM
Subject: Emailing: Kayak 011


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