WikiFur:This week's featured article/Week 22, 2007

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Lake Area Furry Fans, or LAFF

Lake Area Furry Friends (or LAFF) is a regional social group and mailing list focused on the northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin, and northwestern Indiana, including the Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison metropolitan areas.

Formed in 1996, the list grew into a community with offshoots into LiveJournal, MySpace and Second Life. It is primarily used to organize social functions, including a monthly bowling outing (followed by multiple after-bowling parties, including SliderCon), summer softball games, and an annual trip to Noah's Ark Waterpark in the Wisconsin Dells.

The year culminates in a grand New Year's Eve party in Northern Illinois. Numerous weekly events also take place, as well as one-off outings organized by community members, many of whom volunteer for Midwest FurFest. (more...)