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Tales from Tuxedo

Falling Creek Movie Show in Greenwich, Connecticut

The Ballard family has a rich history with Falling Creek. Robert, his wife PJ, and their sons were on the staff for many years in the 90s and early 2000s.

Robert Ballard wrote the book My Tuxedo No Longer Fits – Tales from Tuxedo. The book tells the story of Tuxedo, a brief look at the mill, a little family heritage, and some stories and tales of boyhood.

It is an interesting look at the community that surrounds camp and the families that helped grow camps in the area.

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Greetings from Greenwich

Falling Creek Movie Show in Greenwich, Connecticut

Greenwich, CT

It was a nice night in Greenwich for the movie show last Wednesday. A good group of families came to support Falling Creek, meet Yates, and see the camp movie.

Todd Robinson, long-time FCC counselor, came to the show. He works as Program Director during the year at the Discovery Center Camp, in nearby Woodstock Valley, Connecticut. Todd will return to Falling Creek next summer for his seventh year on staff.

Thanks to Julie and Clarke Futch for hosting the show in their home. Their son is a long-time Falling Creek camper.

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Bonner's Benevolence


“Some kids like to play baseball, and some kids like to play football, but I like to do community service.” Zach

Zach Bonner is a little guy helping in huge ways. He is walking from Tallahassee, Florida to Atlanta, Georgia to raise awareness for homeless children in America. He started on October 17 and will finish on November 17.

To see more information, or to see ways you can help see his website

We are proud of this Falling Creek camper!

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A Night in New Orleans; Taking the Trip to Texas

Falling Creek Movie Shows in New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

The New Orleans show was hosted by Kathleen and Charlie Van Horn. A lot of folks came out to support Falling Creek. Jon Atkinson, who was a former camper and on paddling staff in 2006 and 2007 came as he moved to New Orleans a year ago pursuing a finance job. Justin Schmidt, whose son is coming back for his 3rd summer, also attended with his wife Mary. Justin was on the swim staff with Marisa and Jim in 1989 and is a native of New Orleans.

Falling Creek Movie Shows in Houston

Houston, TX

Thanks to Hal and Paula Mentz for hosting the Houston show. Their three sons are Falling Creek campers. Laffy Herring, a Houston native who was an FCC camper in the 70’s, brought his son who will be returning for his 2nd year. Yates enjoyed seeing everyone in Houston before heading to Dallas.

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Falling Creek in Florida

Falling Creek Movie Shows in Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida

Last week Yates was in Florida for the movie shows. He met lots of new families and reconnected with many returning Falling Creek campers who were excited to get together and see the new camp movie.

The Skelly family hosted the show in West Palm Beach. Tim is a Falling Creek alumnus and his son is returning for his fourth summer.

Falling Creek Movie Shows in Florida

Naples, Florida

The Naples show was hosted by Jeffrey and Susan Nunner. Jeffrey Nunner and Ed Rogers have attended the Father/Son weekend and love the chance to go to Falling Creek with their sons.

Falling Creek Movie Shows in Florida

Orlando, Florida

Yvonne and Brant Clayton hosted the movie show in Orlando. Their sons have attended Falling Creek for many summers. Dr. Floyd Livingston, who will return for a third summer as a camp doctor and his wife Kathrynn will be a camp nurse during June camp. They came with their son, who will be returning to camp for his third summer.

This week Yates is headed to Houston, Dallas, Greenwich, and Asheville. Check our Travel Calendar to see when Yates will be in your area.

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