July 16, 2015
2 years and 8 days since
our celebration.
Back of napkin summary of our fabulous 2015 Reunion @ Ruby's!
Back of napkin summary of our fabulous 2015 Reunion @ Ruby's!
We set a BEST YET attendance record @ 193!

We also set a BEST YET fundraising record in 2015 by adding $1,359.39 to our Faris Family Coffer.

As we reminisce about our special time together @ Ruby's in Missoula and share favorite stories and photos with each other, it's a blessing to know our 2020 Reunion is already being talked about and well funded!  



 
A thank you note from Ruby's!
A thank you note from Ruby's!
July 20, 2015

Dear Faris Family,
 
From all of us at Ruby’s:  from the front desk clerks, to the night watchmen, our housekeepers, grounds crew and especially the breakfast crew a big THANK YOU!
 
Your family was kind, polite and most of all appreciative!  Our staff loved having you here and so many were sure to tell me on Monday morning what a great weekend everyone had.  
 
We have many, many families come through our doors but none have made as positive an impression as the Faris Family! 
 
Thanks again for your kindness.  You are all a pleasure to work with! 
 
I am sorry this is not a hand written note but we wanted to make sure that it was easy for Terry to “share”….
 
See you again soon!
 
With our sincere gratitude,
 
The Staff at Ruby’s Inn 
Vicki El. Voegelin, Director of Sales
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Bear Hugs to Lorrie Norskog Biltoft for stepping up and creating our very first FARIS FAMILY REUNION FACEBOOK PAGE!  https://www.facebook.com/events/111051525899388/
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YIPPEE - Our Family Reunion is just around the corner!  

Are your DUCKS IN A ROW for a terrific time at Ruby's?

Please remember: If you want to EAT at Friday's BBQ and/or Saturday's Finale Banquet -- you must mail your CHECK to Russ Faris by no later than July 4th.  Unfortunately, RSVPs without  money don't pay the bills!  Your prompt action in this regard is greatly appreciated.   See pricing & address below. 

Cost of Friday's BBQ:  $6 per person, $3 per kid (4-12 yrs old), Children 3 and under are free.

Cost of Saturday's Catered Finale Banquet: $16 per person, $8 per kid, Children 3 and under are free.

Clearly indicate NAMES (Age) OF WHO IS BEING COVERED BY YOUR PAYMENT on your check or on a separate piece of paper.  Please make your check payable to Russ Faris & mail it to:  REUNION, 2325 Duncan Drive, Missoula, MT 59802    Thanks!

 

2015 Reunion Theme:  "Those Good Old Summer Days"  
 
July 16, 17, 18 and 19th @ Ruby's in Missoula, MT
 
THANKS to everyone who kindly responded to our 2015 questionnaire.  Terry Faris reports this year's FAMILY REUNION BOOK is 125 pages!  80 copies were printed - of which 72 have already been reserved @ $20 per book. (revised 6/18)

The FARIS BOYS have been busy planning a FUN family reunion for all ages!

We expect lots of family to begin showing up at Ruby's on Thursday.  Official REUNION check in begins at 9 am Friday.  For those arriving after 5 pm on Friday - call Terry on his cell (406-270-5204) and he will help you get properly checked in. 
 
Friday, July 17th @ 6 pm: FAMILY BBQ in Ruby's backyard.  This year's activities include a DUCK RACE and FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT. You are encouraged to wear your favorite SPORTS TEAM shirt. 
 
    If there's room in your trunk, please throw in lawn chairs, pool towels and cozy blankets... and handicrafts for Saturday Night's Silent Auction.  Thanks so much!
   
Saturday, July 18th @ 6:30 pmFINALE BANQUET will be catered by Famous Dave's.  We have a great lineup of entertainment, including our beloved Olson Girls announcing the winners of our FARIS FAMILY SILENT AUCTION/RAFFLE fundraiser!

Please wear your designated FAMILY BRANCH COLOR to Finale Banquet:
 
  Mabel Walker =  maroon  
Lois Tucker = light blue 
Don Faris = 
dark blue
Bob Faris =  sage green 
Lucille =  yellow gold  
Zelma = purple 
Ruth = cherry red 
Roy = lime green
Dora = classy black
Calvin = tie dye 


Hear Ye, Hear Ye Faris Family Quilters, Artists, Seamstresses, Birdhouse Builders, Jam & Jelliers, Candlestick Makers  (etc)-  PLEASE SHARE YOUR HIGHLY PRIZED TALENTS.  Everyone else - PLEASE BRING YOUR CHECK BOOK. The success of our beloved Silent Auction is key to funding our 2020 Reunion.  Going home with a Faris Family made item is a prized KEEPSAKE!
 
Sunday, July 19th @ 9:30 am: Our MEMORIAL SERVICE will be lead by Sandy Faris Sjorgren in Ruby's banquet room.
 
Keep checking this website for updates.
Site for our 2015 Family BBQ and Duck Races
Site for our 2015 Family BBQ and Duck Races
Please help spread word about our 2015 Reunion and post updated profile on FAMILY PAGES.  Thanks!
Please help spread word about our 2015 Reunion and post updated profile on FAMILY PAGES. Thanks!
Outlook for Faris Reunion 2015 is GREAT!
Outlook for Faris Reunion 2015 is GREAT!
 

Our Faris Reunion Coffer is bulging with bucks for our 2015 Reunion!  We currently have $1,067.92 in our reunion savings account @ Chase Bank.  Here's how the funds were raised:

$  71.00     Money not used from 2005 Reunion Fundraising efforts
$240.00     Donations for 2010 Reunion Medallions (Family Crest on recycled juice lids)
$576.00     Donations for 2010 Reunion Raffle
$180.92     Leftover funds from 2010 Faris Family Finale Dinner

More good news:  Our Faris Family Reunion website is paid for through Nov 2020!  Soooooooooooooo, please help make the most of our investment: 

 
 

    
Ed and Nora Faris in Polson, MT. 1940
Ed and Nora Faris in Polson, MT. 1940

Ed and Nora's family. Can you name everyone?
Ed and Nora's family. Can you name everyone?

 

Faris Family Shield as displayed on front of 1995 Reunion Book
Faris Family Shield as displayed on front of 1995 Reunion Book

Edward & Nora in 1939/40
Edward & Nora in 1939/40

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