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Heltne Reunion 2011

August 5-7, 2011
Lake Mills, Iowa

We hope you will JOIN Heltne.net as the main website offers the opportunity for easy communication among members including details of the reunion, who is coming, news group discussions on activities, direct registration, and much more. This page is only meant to be a summary of key aspects of the reunion for easy viewing until we can get attendees fully signed into the member website.

Registration and Meal Fees:

Please register for the reunion by July 27 so that food and activities can be properly planned. You can register directly as a member of Heltne Family and Friends or download the registration form and mail/FAX it along with food fees of $10.00 per person for Saturday dinner and $7.00 per person for the Sunday picnic.. Mailing instructions and details are on the form. Click Here to download the registration form. Depending on your browser this will either open the pdf form (select Save A Copy or Print) or give you the option to download it.


It is entirely up to each family as to where to stay but we have set up a group rate at the Country Inn & Suites (at the Casino just off I 35 and Iowa 105 near Northwood) and hope many of you will choose this hotel. Having numbers of us staying in one place will facilitate informal get togethers. Reservations:800-596-2375  Local:(641) 323-7000 Ask for Heltne Reunion.

Another option near the Casino in Northwood is Holiday Inn Express, 4712 Wheelerwood Road, Northwood, IA 50459 Tel:641-323-7500 This hotel offers a 10% discount for advanced booking online.

If you have other lodging options in Albert Lea, Forest City, or Clear Lake you can add them to the hotel list and discussions in the member website.

Reunion Schedule to Date

The details of this schedule will be updated as the reunion gets closer and we get more input from you. Options for sharing your lodging, arrival plans, meeting places, and reunion ideas are available on the main website.






Friday Reunion Registration/ Informal meet and greet Lake Mills Civic Center Afternoon as people arrive
Registration for the reunion. Family tree updates.  Payment of any unpaid fees for food and other reunion expenses. Cookies, coffee, and conversation.
Friday Small group get togethers Out and About Evening
Informal get togethers in the evenings.  Nothing official currently planned though that could change.  Use the Reunion Forum in the Main Site to post your suggestions/plans for Friday night get togethers.
Saturday Small Group Area Visits Around the area Morning to mid afternoon
Visiting schools, farms, churches, cemeteries, etc. Details of where and when will be worked out (and posted here) based on input from reunion attendees.  Use the Reunion Forum in the Main Site post your thoughts on what to do on Saturday.
Saturday Reunion Gathering Salem Lutheran Basement 4:00 p.m
Gathering in the church basement to meet and greet and hear from some of the older generation and, of course, everyone else too!
Saturday Reunion Dinner and Program Salem Lutheran Basement Approx 6:00 -9:00 pm
Dinner will be served around 6:00. We are still working out the program after dinner but at minimum we will have everyone introduce themselves and the conversations and story telling will continue. Use the Reunion Forum in the Main Site to post your program ideas.
Sunday Early Church Salem Lutheran 8:30 am Early church for those who want to attend with the possibility of offering special music.
Sunday Reunion Picnic LM Oakwood Park (Salem Lutheran if it rains) 11:00
Gathering for food, fun, conversationm,swimming, etc. in the park. Details on the picnic will be found in the Reunion Forum in the Main Site.