July 28th was a day to remember, as great fun was had by all at Camp Paivika’s 65th anniversary celebration.
The day began with a brief program hosted by founder and chair of the Paivika Champions and former staff member, Chuck Rohe, as well as former camper and camp staff member, Terry Wetzel, who both served as the Masters of Ceremonies.
The vivacious program included remarks by Assembly Member, Tim Donnelly, as well honored Former
President of AbilityFirst, Marilyn Graves, Camp Paivika fund raiser, Richard Dreher, Camp Paivika
advocate and current camper, Laura Cook, and the Frank Family, who have provided three generations of leadership to AbilityFirst.
After the brief program, a delicious barbeque was enjoyed by all, and a carnival took place, which featured a dunk tank, mini horse, and exciting games.
AbilityFirst would like to thank the Willow Woods Quilters Guild for auctioning off a beautiful handmade quilt, as well as all of the volunteers and staff who supported this event.
Here’s to another 65 years of celebrating Camp Paivika’s rich history!