Monday, July 28, 2008

Good Morning! Today is Monday, July 28, 2008

CASPER, WYOMING -- The Registration Booth opened today (7/28) at the International Convention of Germans from Russia, and early reports indicate that people have been steadily picking up their packets and seem very excited about the convention getting underway.

Convention Co-Chair Al Feist says approximately 680 folks are now registered for the week-long gathering, which will move in to high gear over the next couple of days.

“AHSGR was very busy throughout the day in various meetings; the AHSGR Library is open with a large variety of books and materials available,” says Feist, who represents the Germans from Russia Heritage Society as convention Co-Chair. His counterpart from the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia is Patti Sellenrick of Sheridan, Wyoming.

While the convention headquarters is the Parkway Plaza Hotel and Convention Center at 123 West E Street in Casper, conventioneers are populating hotels all over the city. Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal will be at the Opening Ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Thursday (7/31) to officially welcome the German-Russians to Wyoming.

AHSGR will continue its Directors and Trustees meetings Tuesday and Wednesday (7/29-30). There’ll also be a group of folks headed for the Casper Family History Center to do some genealogical research both days. It’s a convention activity for which separate registration is required.

Tuesday afternoon (7/29) at 1:30, a bus will depart the Parkway destined for the Historic Becker Farm and Old Tyme Entertainment.

Thanks to Al Feist for providing a bit of an update from Casper!

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