Volunteers

 

Kiitos! Tusen tack! Giitu! Thank you!
 

Leslie Haataja and Hal Seppala at the 2012 Bridgefest parade- our thanks go out to them!

 

Roll of Thanks!

 

We couldn't have done it without our volunteers! FinnFest USA 2013 was the work of hundreds of folks, who either donated an hour or two of their time, or made FinnFest the focus of their lives for several years. All of this generous work helped to make our festival memorable, interesting, and fun! The list here includes all of the volunteers we know of in alphabetical order-- if we're missing anyone, please let us know by emailing hilary.virtanen (at) finlandia.edu.

 

Thank you again from the FinnFest USA 2013 Board of Directors

 

Kathy Abbott * Duane Aho * Erica Aho * Christine Ahola * Christina Alan * Arnold Alanen * Kathleen Alatalo-Arten * Ginger Alberti * Rick Allen * Chris Alquist * Rekha Ambardar * Glenn Anderson * Elizabeth Anderson * Sherry Anderson * Eero Angeli * Rosann Angeli * Joan Antilla * Shirley Arvo * Rev. John Autio * Craig Bachelor * Kathy Baker * Benjamin Bandt-Horn * Patti Base * Brad Beaudette * Trish Bennett * Brenda Bergman * David Bezotte * Laura Bianucci * Jennifer Biekkola * Traci Billings * Lynn Bjorkland * Marianne Bohjanen * Janet Bohn * Joanne Bonds * Kathy Bonini * Robin Bonini * Ray Bosley * Carol Brady * Jessica Brassard * Todd Brassard * William "Benji" Brotherton * Ron Browe * Gary Brown * Mary Brunet * Annette Butina * Chuck Bylkas * Anne Byykkonen * Sue Cadeau * Anita Campbell * Paul Cambpell * Will Cantrell * Carol Carli * Kevin Cassell * Pam Christiansen * Marilyn Clark * Courtney Clisch * Eric Coon * Cynthia Cote * Renee Cunningham * Jan Dalquist * Rebecca Daly * Sue Dana * Mary Davis * Melissa Davis * Bill Deephouse * Joanne Deroche * Sheri Ditti * Evan Dixon * Bob Drake * Heather Dunne * Mary Durocher * Matthew Durocher * Corbin Eddy * Sharon Eklund * Carol Ekstrom * Peter Ekstrom * Jack Engel * Sandy Engel * Charlie Eshbach * Nancy Fenton * Frank Fiala * Diana Finch * Finnish Council in America * Carrie Flaspohler * Beth Flynn * Tim Frandy * Phyllis Fredendall * John Gale * Christa Gardner * Paulette Gedda * Tony Geglio * Dave Geisler * Sheryl Givens * Robert Godell * Marcia Goodrich * Linda Graham * June Michaelson Haataja * Leslie Haataja * Severi Haataja * Tammy Haataja * Mike Hale * Helen Halt  * Judy Haltunen * Shelby Hamar * Hancock Rotary * Hanka Homestead Farm * Corinne Hauring * Geri Hawley * Naomi Haycock * Brian Heath * Maureen Heiler * Olivia Heiler * Heidi Helminen * Trish Helsel * Arne Henderson * Paul Hermanson * Rose Hermanson * Deanna Hillstrom * Bob Hiltunen * Henry Hiltunen * Lindsay Hiltunen * Pam & Bob Hiltunen * Tom Hiltunen * Tom J. Hiltunen * Erik Hinsch * Kim Hoagland * Becky Hoekstra * Ryan Holt * Kathy Hookana * Mary Hookana * Cindy Hoover * Beth Hoy * Karen Hubbard * Dave Hughes * Lennon Mattila Hughes * Bud Huuki * Ruth Huuki * Nancy Imm * Mike Irish * Ron Jaehnig * Allen Jarvi * Tim Jaska * Adam Johnson * Evie Johnson * Mark Johnson * Philip Johnson * Rene Johnson * Celia Jones * Marty Jorgensen * Mary Jorgensen * Kerry Jutila * Karen Kangas * Kristine Kangas * Melvin Kangas * Kristin Kariainen * Dave Karnosky * Janelle Karvakko * Ruth Katalin * Gary Kaunonen * Sofia Kaunonen * Jerry Keranen * Keweenaw Young Professionals * Nels Kilpela * Susie Kilpela * John Kiltinen * Pauline Kiltinen * Sue Ellen Kingsley * Bruce Kinnunen * Terry Kinzel * Kivajat Dancers (special thanks to their parents!) * Judy Klutts * Julie Knight * Ida Knuuttila * Janet Kokko * Dan Komarzec * Joyce Koskenmaki * Barb Koski * Calvin Koski * Sharon Koski * Ken Kozminski * Nancy Kromer * Anand Kulkarni * Roxane Kurlish * Debora Kurtti * James Kurtti * Ernie Kuusisto * Kris Kyro * Edsel Laitila * Susie Landers * Rev. Bob Langseth * Larry Lankton * Ann Lantz * Rob Laramore * Janet Larson * Pasi Lautala * Dan Lavergne * Matt Lean * Paul Lehto * Jon Leinonen * Russ Lepisto * Sharon Lepisto * Hannu Leppänen * Zueling Li * Barbara Lide * Rod Liimatainen * Jan List * Bonnie Loukus * Michael Lydon * Scott MacInnes * Lillian Makela * Tim Makela * Ardis Maki * David Maki * Edith Maki * Ruth Maki * Dr. Nancy Männikkö * Kevin Manninen * Liisa Manninen * Bob Marr * Jeremiah Mason * Adele Masters * Holly Matson * Barbara Mattila * Karen Mattila * Andrea McAleenan * Cindy Method * Peter Method * David Meyers * Bryan Milde * Patti Milde * Suzanne Miron * Carrie Molloy * Larry Molloy * Nancy Molloy * Glenn Mroz * Elsa Mugford * Keith Mugford * Efrain Munoz * John Munson * Pete Negro * Joan Nelson * Holly Nemiroff * Anne Newcombe * Amelia Newman * Rebekah Newman * Eino Niemi * Dave Nordstrom * Ake Nuchitprasitchai * Siranee Nuchitprasitchai * Mark Oliver * Marilyn Ollanketo * Greg Olson * Karyn Olsson * Arvo Onermaa * Ritva Onermaa * Shami Orkibi * Meghan Pachmayer * Carol Parssinen * Deb Paskvan * Albert Patrick * Anne Patrick * Mary Pekkala * Lisa Peterson * Ramona Peterson * Travis Pierce * Alissa Pietila * Elisa Piispa * Kathy Pintar * Daryle Polzien * Bette Premo * Angela Price * Project SISU * Sharon Franklin Rahkonen * Anne Regan * Brian Rimpela * Shannon Rinkinen * Ruth Robertson * Marg Rohrer * Sheila Rolando * Bertha Rossberg * Chris Roy * Sharon Rozich * Kevin Ruohonen * Darcy Rutkowski * Tim Ryan * Mike Sabo * Kathy Salmi * Al Salo * Milton Salo * Don Savera * John Schmidt * Mary Schmidt * Soren Schmidt * Beverly Schmitz * Joe Schutte * Mary Ann Schulze * Lois Sedar * Kay Seppala * Hal Seppala * Randy Seppala * Kathy Setula * Bill Sewell * Wil Shapton * Judy Sharrar * Ed Sheridan * Liz Sheridan * Dave Short * Carole Simila * Ken Simila * Mary Skoglund * Jerry Smith * Nancy Smith * Flo Sorvala * Deb Stadius * Maija Stadius * Rebekah Stadius * Steven Stassen * Tom Stimac * Sharon Stipech * Heather Store * Debbie Stouffer * Carol Streicher * Charlie Streicher * Ellie Sturvit * John Sullivan * Eileen Sundquist * Hazel Tepsa * Chris Tervo * Naomi Tervo * Erin Thompson * Oren Tikkanen * Pat Tikkanen * Tom Tikkanen * Marie Tuohimaa * Sharon Turovaara * Jenny Tyrrell * Jo Urion * Judy Usitalo * Todd Van Dyke * Doris Veldhuis * Hilary Virtanen * Lou Ann Vitton * Stan Vitton * Arlene Vlahos * Amber Voght * Chris Voght * Randy Wakeham * Anita Walikainen * James Wallor, Jr. * James Wallor, Sr. * Mary Jean Westcott * Sandra Wheaton * Bill White * Bob Wieber * Jan Wieber * Fran Wiideman * Sue Burkman Wiles * Fritz Wilson * Marvyl Wilson * Richelle Winkler * Barb Worrall * Gary Worrall * 

 

Thanks also to the following groups for their herculean efforts in many, many areas!

Bus Drivers from B-H-K, C-L-K, Lake Linden-Hubbell, Houghton and Hancock public schools, and the cities of Hancock and Houghton

All of the faculty, staff, and students of Finlandia University and Michigan Technological University

Finlandia University Campus Housing, Food Service, Information Technology, and Maintenance Departments

Houghton County Sheriff's Department

Keweenaw National Historical Park

Main Street Calumet

MTU Custodial Services, Film Board, Food Service, Information Technology, Sound and Lighting Services

Toivola Senior Citizens

Toivola Volunteer Fire Department

Youth Conservation Corps

 

 

 

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