While Serb Fest Reunion 2005 may not quite have been the reunion we were expecting... it was no doubt another strong showing of the Serb regulars. The only real dissapointment was the cancelation of the attendance of Mr. & Mrs. Z at the 11th hour. And while Cika Bora may have been a bit more reserved than in years past, Cika Daca really stepped up and kept us all wildly entertained.

As for the rest of us, it was yet another year of strong growth and evolution. As we all know, we took an obvious step towards carrying on the all important tradition of TR being a true family affair. Being 12 strong, of course, yeilded another record number 850 cevapcici accompanied by 29 pounds of tomatos. Other incredible addtions to the legend of TR included the initiation of the Serbian Flag which will now fly proudly each year at TR, representing not only the heritage of the Serbs, but the great history of Serb Fest & TR. Also, we saw the initiation of the annual "Golden Cevapcici Award" which will no doubt become the most covetted of the awards given out each year at TR.

Of course, the greatest changes this year was the highly anticipated early arrival on Friday afternoon. The great success of this endeavor will no doubt make this the standard for future TR's. The only downfall to our early arrival was that it forced Chuckles & Rishi to arrive with the girls late Saturday afternoon and therefore missed the hike and the annual wife beater photo. Nonetheless though, despite the uncertainties by the time we all came together, TR 05 was destined to yet again live up to the anticipation.

Attendees :: Nickname ::
Trip #
Memorable Moment ::
John Zelenkovich Jovan
Initiated the Serbian flag which flew proudly over the grill site.  
Scott Berger  
Finally retired his hiking shoes which have required duct tape since 2001.  
Jeff Berger Krangis
Sharing multiple Brandys with Cika Daca
Brian Kelley Big Shit
Jeff Heitzman Nutz
Brian Crissie CR
Arrived late, but showed great dedication
Dan Fash DFASH
Star of Fire & Ice Special Edition Bonus DVD
Charlie Ruiz Chuckles (Sorry)
Rishi Loona  
Once again worked the grill after night fall
Julie Walton  
Initiated "Golden Cevapcici Award"
Dave Roemer  
Memorable Quotes ::
"Rick James, b*tch!" - Dave Roemer (heard all weekend long)
"Scott, I'm depressed... I have nothing to live for 361 days of the year" - Dan Fash (post TR 05)
2005 Awards ::
John Zelenkovich Golden Cevapcici Award   1st annual award given for his lifetime acheivement of his display of the Tenets of Turkey Run.  
TBA Rookie Of The Year
Brian Kelley Cevapcici Consumption Award
Consumed 25 in his first meal. Had nothing more to prove.  
Dave Roemer Intellectual Of The Year
For his deep singing in the bathroom of "Let my people go..." in an inebriated state of mind.  
Jeff Heitzman Member of the Council    
Brian Crissie Member of the Council    


Scott & Jovan stand with T@b in hand with the *Official* Turkey Run Cooler and the Zelenkovich van. (L) :: Yes, there were 29 pounds of tomatos at TR05. Impressive, I know.. (R)  


OLAF watchest intently over the flaming grill with his red solo cup in hand. Yet another fine display of teamwork by the men as they claim additional tables for the grill site.  


Crazy Dan & Jovan pose in their indian head dresses as the Serbian flag waves in the wind beside them. Nutz & Krangis beam while in the presence of a legend.  
As the fire glows in the darkness, Rishi fulfills his duties of tending to the late night hunger of Turkey Run attendees. Is it any surprise that cevapi is loved by men, women, & children of all ages??  
A genuine tribute to OLAF. Still, nobody knows what in the h*ll OLAF was thinking when he posed for the photo that inspired this moment. The group finds themsleves offroad.. and if you look closely, OLAF is on the verge of taking a nasty spill off the large tree trunk!  
Business man by day... backwoods, hillbilly white trash, drunk by Memorial Day... Nutz takes it in the face..  
The Serbian flag blows proudly in the wind.. Jovan & Crazy Dan look downstream as they enjoy their beers.  
Chuckles looks happy, doesn't he?! Break time, to releive the bladders!  
No, Nutz is NOT dead...... Another addition to TR, the 2nd generation boombox, though it's almost as old as Serb Fest itself!  
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