OVERVIEW ::
   

TR 2006 proved that Serb Fest is as vibrant as ever! This of course, was due largely in part by the strong showing of Hall of Famer's. With the return of Mr. & Mrs. Z. it brought the Hall of Famer attendee total to 6 - the strongest turn out since TR 2002! Overall attendance figures were unconfirmed, but believed to be at approximately 37-40! While our group suffered a decline in attendance due to OLAF's perfect batting average and a few last minute cancelations, let's applaud Serb Fest's youngest generation! - Tripling their numbers getting them to 3 attendees! The addition of Jovan's nephews Joe & Nick Taylor gave them the opportunity to begin the journey that their Uncle Slobo began some 20 years ago! We all welcome them to continue coming to Serb Fest year after year! That is, after all, how the tradition of Serb Fest will be upheld.

TR 2006 yeilded plenty of memerable moments thanks again to the undisputed most controversial individual ever to attend Serb Fest..... none other.. than Dan Fash. His antics included, but was not limited to, baring all after hours in the life gaurd chair at the pool, and earning the second ever demerit issued in TR history. This of course, stirred quite a debate regarding not only the direct defiance of a founding member, but much more importantly, disrespecting a fellow attendee. Due to the healthy debate thet ensued, final ruling has not yet occurred. The jury is still out - but this will be considered an "unofficial" demerrit until further action is taken. The details of the incident are too lengthy for me to include in this summary, but rest assured that they will live on in the legend of TR and the story will be passed along through future generations.

 
   
Attendees :: Nickname ::
Trip #
Memorable Moment ::
John Zelenkovich Jovan
20
   
Scott Berger  
11
   
Jeff Berger Krangis
7
 
Brian Kelley ..... Nevermind
7
Put on injured reserve for sprained ankle less than an hour into TR 06.
Jeff Heitzman Nutz
6
 
Brian Crissie CR
6
 
Dan Fash DFASH
4
"Big Foot" at the pool.
Dave Roemer  
2
Gained General Participant status.  
Julie Walton  
2
 
         
       
Memorable Quotes ::
"The Chinaman isn't the issue!" - Jovan
"Smoking will turn your lungs black" - Nick [response] "Don't smoke pole kid" - Brian Kelley
"Snake vs. snake" - Scott
"We've got the hicks licked on this one!" - Crazy Dan  
"Hit that thing... hit it hard!" - DFASH  
   
2006 Awards ::
         
Joe Taylor Rookie Of The Year
Held his own with the "big kids"
Jovan Zelenkovich Cevapcici Consumption Award
Strong showing during the first round of eating.  
Nick Taylor Intellectual Of The Year

See photo below

 
       
PHOTOS ::  
   

 

   
It may not be outside of Burger King, but the tradition lives on.... (L) :: The Serb Flab waves in the breeze. (R)  
 

 

   
Krangis & Scott in a post-hike photo. (L) :: Cika Bora doing what he does best.. and doing it comfortably.... (R)  
   

 

   
This may be perhaps the greatest pile of meat to ever sit atop the grills at Turkey Run! Courtesy of course, of Crazy Dan.... (L) :: Again, following in his Uncle's footsteps, Joe recreates a photo Jovan took 20 years ago. (R)  
 
 
 
   
Jovan is no stranger to having issues with the picnic benches at Turkey Run. (L) :: Jovan helps himself to a serving or two of potato salad courtesy of Teta Cica. (R)  
 
 
 
   
This photo undoubtably earned young Nick Taylor the "Intellectual of the Year" award for 2006. Notice the deep conversation as Nick dictates to the Founding Members. (L) :: Shots of Slivovitz are preparted for all interested parties. (R)  
 
 
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