It was then Bob & Betty Bartlette along with Dr. Ed & Carol Buhr that convinced us to take our summer holidays there. Jackie was 2 when we first took her & this continued for many years thereafter. I always say that David was conceived at Luther Village and this is why he loves the outdoors, fishing and hunting. We made many new friends...Harvey & Louise Wagner, the Bjornsons, the Millers, Wally & Bea Lucas, the Rolhoffs, the Schiewes, Alvin Hamilton, many more and especially the Sanders family, both senior & junior. Jackie now had 3 girls she could call sisters...Krista, Jeannie and Leah. I think Lee & Lois should have sent us a boarding bill as there were times we saw very little of Jackie. We had so many good BBQ dinners, picnics at Kilvert beach and a dinner on the pontoon boat. Wonderful memories as well as picking blueberries.
The creation of Friends of Luther Village brought new friendships. Throughout the years many projects were accomplished the largest being the purchase of the Luther Village bus. There have been many volunteers from all over who have helped make Luther Village such a wonderful place whether it was with building, taking part in bikeathons, having Oktoberfest socials or contributing financially.