The Souhrada Family Website
1997 – The Souhrada Family
Celebrates their 17th Annual
Sunday, August 10,1997, Champlin Hall, Cresco, Iowa
HOSTED BY: Dalyn and Phyllis Souhrada; John and Hope Souhrada; Ardis and Jane Souhrada; Leota Campbell
To view the entire picture album from this year's reunion, click here
and 10th were the celebration days for the Souhrada Family’s 17th Annual Reunion
with activities beginning Saturday noon with an unscheduled, spur of the
moment lunch for early arrivals at The Old World Inn in Spillville, Iowa.
That dining room was filled with joy and laughter as twelve family members
gathered to enjoy being together again. Thirty two members congregated
Saturday evening for dinner at Schooter’s Restaurant in Cresco, Iowa - and 9
am Sunday morning found many gathered at Champlin Hall to start the day with
a Kolache Brunch.
Reunions don't just happen....The success of this fun filled 17th annual Souhrada reunion was due to every Souhrada family member who attended—and even some who didn't.
There were many behind the scenes workers. To begin: Dalyn and Phyllis Souhrada and Johnny and Hope Souhrada reserved and covered the cost of the Champlin Hall.
Anton Vanicek had a crew to set-up before the activities began and a cleanup crew to leave the assembly room as we found it. Viola Noska headed the kitchen crew and Ardis and Jane Souhrada beautified the dining room with floral arrangements made from Ardis' green thumb flower gardens.
John and Nelda Vanicek welcomed and registered the family. Johnny and Hope Souhrada made it a genuine, authentic Czech reunion by supplying koloches for our Sunday morning brunch. Food for the pot luck meal was furnished by everyone.
Many people brought gifts, and some who were not able to
attend sent theirs for our auction. Many people purchased these items from
our entertaining auctioneers, Linda Souhrada and Dave Stephens and
accountant, Viola Noska. Linda Souhrada brought shopping and bargains to the
reunion with her Little Russian Store and gave a portion of the profit
to the Souhrada reunion fund. The artistic Souhrada Family Reunion sign was
painted and given to the family by David Rassman. Enrichment was added to the
reunion with the Souhrada family tree diagrams, Souhrada reunion albums,
scrap books, and other historical information that were assembled by Velma
and Gordon Flynn, Anton Vanicek, Frank C Souhrada III and Leota Campbell.
An unscheduled gathering took place on Saturday August 9th
when twelve early arrivals gathered for lunch at The Old World Inn in
Reunion Attendees – Sixty Attend the 17th Souhrada Annual Reunion From Six States:
Florida: Evelyn Souhrada Iacullo, Joe and Lue Souhrada
Illinois: Ed and Elsie Souhrada
Iowa: Lavine Greenslade and friend Leonard Soukup - Mary Ann Goldsmith and friend Mark Cox - Marvin and Marlys Gronwoldt - Gary and Rosemary Knutson and grandson, Aaron Johnson and friend Lisa Bohr - Viola Leslie - Ardis Souhrada - David and Robin Souhrada-Rogers and son and daughter, Zachary and Shelby Sue - Dalyn and Phyllis Souhrada - Dave A
Souhrada and daughter, Emily - Jane Souhrada - Jerry and Linda Souhrada - John and Hope Souhrada - Marketta Souhrada - Michelle Souhrada - Dave and Janel Souhrada-Stephens - Lillian Vacek - Anton Vanicek - Edwin and Betty Willimack
Minnesota: Leota Campbell - Anna Merrill - Viola Noska and granddaughter, Katy Noska - David Rassman – Dianne Rassman and daughter, Patchoula, and son, Rex, and granddaughter, Direasa - Charles and Anna Souhrada and grandsons, Jacob and Joshua Grant - Frank and Linda Souhrada - Jane Souhrada
Missouri: Rodney and Deanna Comstock
Wisconsin: Arthur Souhrada - David and Elizabeth Souhrada - John and Nela Vanicek