Join us in Eau Claire, Wisconsin for the Strong Family Reunion

August 5, & August 6, 2011


The Plaza Hotel & Suites

1202 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54701

(715) 834- 6498


Guestrooms are $79.00/ night (plus 13.5% taxes) for two King or Queen size or a combination.

This rate is guaranteed if reservations are made by July 22, 2011 (Mention # 7180 or SFAA)

The Plaza Hotel offers a continental breakfast and restaurant with daily specials

Schedule for the weekend:


Friday, August 5 at 12:00 noon - registration in the Clear Water A room (our hospitality room for the weekend)


Registration, to cover hospitality room and speaker’s fee:____Adults x $20.00 ea. = ______


Contact Name:________________________________________________________________








Names as they should appear on name badges:_______________________________________


Friday at 5:30 p.m. – Picnic in Carson Park – Oak Pavilion – All-you-can-eat Grilled Chicken. Also includes: Potato Salad, Cowboy Beans, Cole Slaw, Fruit Salad, Bars, Lemonade and Iced Tea. tax & tip incl. ____Adults x $12.00 ea. = ________


Saturday, August 6 at 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. - Continental Breakfast -  (Registration continues in the Clear Water A room)


10:00 a.m. Leinenkugel’s Brewery Tour in Chippewa Falls, WI – FREE* Reservations are recommended ____Adults


1:00 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. Board Meeting in Clear Water A room – Hospitality room


3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Member Annual Meeting


5:15 p.m. – Pictures in the Two Rivers One room – Banquet room


6:00 p.m. – Banquet Meal – Deluxe Dinner Buffet – Baked Hickory Ham and Baked Wisconsin Turkey.  Also, includes: Whipped Potatoes, Gravy, Sage Dressing, Buttered Vegetables, Tossed Salad, Italian Pasta Salad, Fruit Salad, Cole Slaw, Cottage Cheese, Relishes, Roll Basket and a Beverage (Coffee, Tea or Milk) tax & tip incl.


Banquet Meal: ____Adults x $23.00 ea. = ________


Frank Smoot of the Chippewa Valley Museum will be our guest speaker.  He will speak on Hank Aaron, who early in his career, played baseball in Eau Claire, Carson Park.




*The Leinenkugel brewery tour starts and ends at the Leinie Lodge. There are elevators if you are not able to do steps.  Lodge guides will introduce you to Leinenkugel’s history, family and brewing process.  After the tour you can enjoy the award-winning beers at the historic sampling bar or outside under the covered patio.  You will be given tickets to sample four varieties of your choice, given in five ounce glasses.  Two types of large, chewy pretzels are available for $2.00 ea.


The Leinie Lodge is also a museum and gift shop.  You’ll see Leinenkugel historical signage, photos of the founder and past presidents of the company, and authentic brewing artifacts. 


We will carpool and have volunteer, designated drivers.


Carson Park is home to the Chippewa Valley Museum and Paul Bunyun Logging Camp. Both museums open at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.





If you plan to attend the SFFA reunion, please send a check or money order to cover the costs of the meal/meals and registration by JULY 1, 2011 to: Celeste Tumm, SFAA,

                                                                                    E17056 Co. Rd. N

                                                                                    Fall Creek, WI 54742


If any questions or concerns, call Celeste at 715-877-3106 or email




Eau Claire is located in west central Wisconsin approximately 90 miles east of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota.


If you are flying here, The Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport services the upper Midwest region of MN, WI, ND, SD and IA.


The terminal exits are minutes away from Mall of America in Bloomington, MN.