IOWA RETREAT

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WHAT: An all-american MOMYS family get-together with sewing, dancing, over the fourth of July in the heart of America.

WHEN: July 4 – 14

WHERE: The Nieman’s Family Farm in Central Iowa

HOW MUCH: A minimal fee to our hosts, the Niemans, to balance the cost of amenities.

 

Email Jim & Julie Nieman jnieman (at) comm1net (dot) net

Daily/as desired:
Horse activities as weather permits
Farm life, as weather permits
Swimming in town any day 1-8pm $2 per person per day
Hayrides/camp fires in the evening, usually after supper
Learn to knit, crochet, or tat
Family portraits
Birthday Party
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Musical Instruments coming: Fiddle, violin, guitar, banjo, harmonica, and voice

Wed, 7/3
Families begin to arrive this evening

Thurs, 7/4
9am Parade
4pm Patriotic ATGT (All Together Get Together): Bring your patriotic speeches, readings, musical instruments and music stands! Costumes are great fun and welcome if you like.
6pm Barbecue – Bring your family’s meat and a side to share
8pm Fireworks
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Fri, 7/5
Tom Sawyer Paint-a-fence Activity
Welding projects in the shop
Fencing lessons / demonstration
Evening: Worship

Sat, 7/6
Air Soft Wars (Long pants, shirts, goggles, bug spray!)
Homemade Pizza Night

Sun, 7/7
4:30 Worship
Potluck dinner

Mon, 7/8
Amanda Friedl, Mom of 20 will teach:
Soap Making
Candle Making
Cheese Making

Welding classes (not taught by Amanda!)

Tue, 7/9
Juggling lessons taught by a Guinness Book of World Records champion
Snowflake cutting

Wed, 7/10
Tour of John Deere Tractor Works & Engine Works Plant in Waterloo for the 13+ crowd (all day)
Requires firm reservations. Must wear closed toe shoes. 7am – 5pm. Sack lunch or McDonalds
Dancemaster Jerry & Tara arrive

Thu, 7/11
One DADYS flying in this day to join the family
8:30 Winnebago Tour

Fri, 7/12
Baking and decorating cup cakes for Ball

Sat, 7/13
Evening: Ball