peaceful family gathering is what's predicted by the Vanlanens this year as they host the 29th annual gathering of the Poquette Family on their 4th of July get together.
Margaret "Peg" Vanlanen spoke to media on Thursday regarding the gathering and suggested that this years party would be nothing out of the ordinary with no special events or new activities. In past years the Vanlanens provided the food soda and water and that has not changed. According to Vanlanen if someone wants to bring a dish to pass or a desert that would be welcomed. Co-ordination of these foodstuffs and who should bring what should be taken up with Vanlanen via her home phone at 869-2603.
A gathering place is set aside at the side of the garage facing the house for adults to sit and chat and drink beverages of their choice. This area adjoins the back yard and there are always games on the lawn for children as well as some playground equipment. The Vanlanens are planning a small fireworks show and welcome others to bring theirs along to augment the Independence Day display. The party planners also suggest that if you wish to consume alcoholic beverages that you bring them along. A small amount of beer will be on hand but the bulk is expected to be brought by the guests.
While it is known that not everyone will attend usually a small group of about 25 will show up for the event. No reservation is required and "people can just show up" according to the Vanlanens. Guests should plan to arrive between 2 and 3 PM and plan to have dinner about 4 or 5 PM.
GOLF OUTING IN STATE OF FLUX
The annual Poquette Family golf outing is in a state of flux as no reservations have yet been confirmed by Alex Pickett, and there is now a three way offer for the after party. Hearing of the outing last week Dick Poquette suggested the party be at his home
A nervous crowd awaits darkness to see the fireworks show
in Hobart on Florist Drive. Poquette owner of the original Poquette family homestead vied to have the party at his plush Hobart home because of it's exquisite location and short commute from Highland Ridge Golf Club. Poquette felt that the trip to Jean Poquette-Seidl's modest Greenleaf residence created additional anxiety for tired golfers.
A third party has stepped in to offer their home for a after golf gathering and dinner. Judy Treml suggests that their Green Bay residence would be ideal for the party and will now feature a pond where dirty children can be soaked and cleaned prior to the serving of the meal. It is unknown at this time where the after party will be.