the title "Stovebolt Reunion" is being retired and renamed "The Heartland Stovebolt Reunion"
The annual Stovebolt Reunion in Kansas City will wrap up with this year. We may realize other major gatherings in different parts of the country, depending on a lot of factors. We think the Annual Reunion had a GREAT
run and something similar may *happen* again, just like it happened in the beginning.
The same thing has happened with Homecoming. It was retired LAST year and this year the local even was WAM (Weekend at Mikes'). It was great. The ODDS plans more get togethers already.
Bolters are coming together in their local areas and that seems to be how all this started. We are encouraging more of that; getting to know the people in your own neck of the woods. Hence, we are beefing up / supporting the Side Lot section as much as we can; encouraging and giving them little guidance if needed. The Southern Bolters are a great example.
If you all decide to call the get together in the Heartland the "Heartland Stovebolt Reunion," that was Don's call. I thought it may be a little confusing with the Kansas City Reunion. Maybe that's just me.
We haven't insisted on local groups using GABFest anymore since that was an original term to get people use to the idea of coming together, meeting the Bolters in person who they had "met" on line in Stovebolt. (Gathering of Bolters)
There's a great crew in the Heartland. I think it break forth in new growth!