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The 2024 Shelley Family Reunion will be held at Elk Lake Park in Phillips, Wisconsin, 54555. It starts at 10:00 a.m. and until at least 5 pm, (but there is no official end time). Please bring a dish to pass and your own beverages. I will provide water. Brats and beef Hot Dogs, and buns will also be provided.

Park amenities

The park has fishing docks, a boat landing, a playground, a splash pad, a basketball court, a volleyball court, disc golf, a walking path, and, of course, the Shelter, which we can open or close the sides of. Bathrooms are located in the shelter.

 There is a campground just across the bridge, which I am guessing is maybe 1/4 to 1/2 mile from the shelter (don’t quote me on that, though). However, they do not have reservations. It’s first come, first served. Maybe if you let me know you want to camp, I can work something out. All campsites have electricity, and there is a beach nearby, as well as toilets and showers. It’s $35 a night.

There are two motels in Phillips: The Super 8 at 715-339-2898 and The Timber Inn at 715-339-3071. Both are located right on Hwy 13. There is also one in Prentice about 15 miles South of Phillips called Amerivu Inn & Suites at 715-428-2333 (at the corner of Hwy 8 and 13). If you like Airbnb, check their site online for Phillips, WI.

Directions are easy: As you drive through Phillips on Hwy 13 you will turn onto Hwy H (which only goes one direction which is right for most of you and the Courthouse will be on your left just before you turn). Then drive down the hill and over the railroad tracks. It will be right there on your left. Handicapped people can drive up and park by the shelter. There is parking right across the road from the shelter also.

There will be an auction this year. Please bring something you no longer need or want from your home, wrapped or put in a brown paper bag. Please do not go out and buy something. If you wish not to bring anything or participate, that is okay, too. The money will go to the next reunion. Our younger generation needs to keep this going, so please consider it. I will give you the information needed.

Friday night information for early arrivals:  My son John will be the host for Trivia Night at the VFW sponsored by Moose Lodge 2661 of Phillips. We would like to get a Shelley Reunion team together and play.  You can have up to 6 members. Less is okay, also. The cost is $20, which is split amongst the team.  The payouts will be for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for winning teams. The game starts at 6 pm with registration starting at 5:30 pm. Let’s show the locals what our family is made of!

*Please let me know if you are coming to the reunion and how many. * If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me on Facebook (Jean Klimowski). Keep in mind that I am out at the farm and may be outside, but will get back to you.

I know this may be short notice but please consider coming and having a great time.  Meet a lot of your relatives and enjoy all the wonderful games and other options in the area.  I hope to see you there!


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