Sunday, June 11, 2017

2017 Potluck Sign-Up

We will have somewhere between 110 and 130 people at our annual Saturday potluck.  We are asking each family to bring a dish to share that will serve 12-15 people.

There is a Kroger grocery store just five minutes from the park so with a quick trip during the lunch break/splash park time you can pick up any items.  Please feel free to ask families with a kitchen / fridge to assist with your food.  Everyone is always super helpful with making sure the food gets prepared and stored properly.  

Please leave a comment here, email the reunion account, or comment on the FB group to let me know what you plan to bring.  Also, if you have food allergies and need special accommodations for any of the meals, please give me a heads up.  I'll update and post this list periodically, so everyone knows what's covered already.

Here's what's needed:


Hot dogs needed: 100  Hot dogs provided:  100 (Boyd)
Hot dog buns needed: 100  Hot dog buns provided:  100 (Van Roekel)
Hamburgers needed: 100    Hamburgers provided:  30 (Woolley)
Hamburger buns needed: 100  Hamburger buns provided: 100 (Rentschler)

Salads (like green salad, potato salad, pasta salad, shopska salat, fruit salad)

Shopska Salat (Villemure)
Potato Salad (Larsen)
Fruit Salad (Brooks)
Pasta Salad (Fortner)
Pasta Salad (Sallot)
Green Salad (Nance)

Sides (like baked beans, cole slaw, potato chips and dip, hummus, mac'n cheese, fresh fruit, veggie tray, tarator soup)

Bulgarian Au Gratin Potatoes (Bodell)
Watermelon and fresh fruit (Rickenbach)
Gluten and dairy free potato salad (Rickenbach)
Veggie Tray (Conger)
Baked beans (Bodell)
Mystery side (Bromund)
Potato chips and dip (Martini)

Condiments and toppings (like mustard, ketchup, mayo, relish/pickles, sliced cheese, lettuce, tomato)

All condiments and lettuce - Collicott

Desserts (like cookies, brownies, pies)

Dessert bars (Fortner)
Gluten and dairy free apple crisp (Rickenbach)
Mystery dessert (Bromund)
Cupcakes (Brooks)
Cookies (Nance)

Saturday, May 20, 2017

2017 Volunteer Sign Up


Set up tables, chairs and decorate around 3:30 pm - Lynda/Doug C., Sue S.

Fill up water balloons around 4:00 pm -  Sue S.

Prepare, serve and clean up pizza bar 5:30 pm - Misty and Jared R.

Set up, serve, and clean up the ice-cream social around 7:15 pm - Rani C., Kim V.

Collect garbage and transport to dumpster around 9:00 pm - Alex, Logan and Warren B.


Prep and set-up breakfast bar around 8:15 am and on - Stephanie C., R. Family

Make coffee for breakfast and keep it coming 8:15 am (someone in a deluxe cabin please - you will have two coffeemakers and all supplies will be provided) -  Warren B.

Assist with breakfast clean-up around 9:15 am - Isabelle, Reni, Alyona B., Stephanie C.,  R. Family

Take the group photo around 9:45 am - Bojan B.

Collect garbage and transport to dumpster around 9:45 am - Angel N. and family

Assist with cultural activity at 10:00 am -  Jane B.


Assist at the arts and crafts table 4:00 pm - Katie or Andrew R.

Grill for potluck around 4:45 pm - Warren B. (with a large grill he is bringing)
Set-up for potluck around 5:15 pm - Irina B.
Clean-up after potluck around 6:30 pm - Stephanie and Summer B.

Start and supervise campfire and smores around 7:30 pm - Bojan B.

Collect garbage and transport it to the dumpster around 9:00 pm -  Angel N. and family


Assist with setting up breakfast around 8:00 am - R. Family
Make coffee and keep it coming around 8:15 am - Warren B.
Assist with breakfast clean-up around 9:30 am -  R. Family
Take down tables/chairs around 10:00 am -  Kurt and Chantel, Lynda/Doug C.
Clean up cul-de-sac around 10:00 am - 

Ice runs as needed -  Doug L.
Make lemonade and iced tea throughout weekend (someone in a deluxe cabin, please, all supplies will be provided) - Caryn W.

Friday, May 19, 2017

2017 Tentative Reunion Schedule

Friday June 30

3:00 pm - check in at the park begins

4:00 pm - informal meet and greet on the reunion grounds

5:30 pm - pizza bar

6:15 pm ish - Seeds for Songs performance (45 mins)

7:15 pm ish - icecream social

Saturday July 1

8:30 am - breakfast in the cul-de-sac

9:45 am - group photo

10:00 am - cultural activity (bring a light colored article of clothing to decorate)

12:00 noon to 4:00 pm - family time and splash park

4:00 pm - arts and crafts in the cul-de-sac

5:30 pm - potluck dinner

7:30 pm - campfire

Sunday July 2

8:30 am - breakfast

11:00 am - check out at the park

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

2017 Sponsors Wanted

The Bulgarian Adoptive Families Reunion is seeking sponsors for our 2017 event.  This will be our seventh consecutive reunion to be held in Ohio, June 30 to July 2.

If you are interested in supporting our families, please consider sponsoring any of the below activities.  Sponsors can send promotional materials and items to be included in the family welcome bags.  Sponsorships are due no later than April 30, 2017. For more info, email bulgarianreunion at yahoo dot com.

Friday Night Pizza Party: $300 - HOPSCOTCH ADOPTIONS

Friday Night Performance by Songs for Seeds - $200 - MLJ ADOPTIONS

Friday Night Icecream Social - $100 - STOLZ FAMILY

Saturday Splash Park Tickets - $160 - HARDIN FAMILY

Saturday Afternoon Arts and Crafts - $150

Smores Galore Saturday Night - $50 - BOMAN-PLANCE FAMILY

Firewood Saturday Night - $50