After organizing a number of these events over the years, I've come to realize they can be hit or miss affairs - folks either can or can't make the time. Sometimes you expect a lot of participants and a lot show up, sometimes you expect a lot and only a few show. After last year's event in Ann Arbor, I decided we'd try something different this year - no polls about possible dates and locations....just a simple announcement that Stanfest 2011 will be held on Saturday July 16th in the City of Holland, Michigan. All interested in attending can meet at the New Holland Brewery around 1:00 p.m. There are fun things to do and see around Holland: a genuine 200 year old Dutch windmill (on city park property), uptight Dutch people, a world class state park on Lake Michigan, golf, swimming pools...movie stars, bookstores filled with many tomes extolling the virtues of abstinence, and uptight Dutch people.
Depending on who shows we can make plans to visit various sites in the area. I have some familiarity with the community, but would welcome anyone else perhaps more familiar with the town to act as tour guide that day.