Annual Elder Picnic provides a time to celebrate life

By Ken Luchterhand

Ho-Chunk elders gathered from all communities on Thursday, June 21, for the annual Ho-Chunk Elder Picnic at Winnebago Park in Tomah.

A total of 137 elders attended this year’s event.

A multitude of raffle prizes were given and bingo games were played. A meal of traditional food was offered to all people in attendance.

Elders age 90 and above were honored during the occasion. They are:

Dorothy Decorah

Alvena Foss

Vivena Lemieux

Rebecca Greendeer

Lillian Thundercloud

Helen Miller

Walter Whitehorse

Alvina Bolinski

Myrtle Funmaker

Chloris Lowe Sr.

Mary Bernhardt