Van Dyke Reunion 2010 - " Coming Home"
The weekend of July 9-11, 2010, Huntingdon Pennsylvania
Huntingdon is a focal point for a lot
of Van Dyke family history. All of Archie and Esther's 15 children
were born in and around this area. They left a beautiful home (still
standing) in the area to move to the rigors of the Nebraska frontier.
Daughter Eleanor married one of the Brumbaugh's who founded Juniata College
NOTE! On the “Save the
Date” card sent out in August, we said we were reserving a block of
air-conditioned dormitory rooms at Juniata College at very modest rates.
Circumstances have changed!!
The rental policies of the
college have been revised during the past year and staying there is no
longer economically feasible.
Thirty-five rooms have been “blocked” for our reunion at the Comfort Inn
in Huntingdon, PA. The
block will be dropped three weeks before the reunion.
We urge you to get your room reservations locked in as soon as
possible. If you are unable to
get into one of the blocked rooms at the Comfort Inn or wish to check
out other possibilities, detailed lists of other housing options can be
found on the internet at the following addresses:
This website has comprehensive lists (including phone numbers) of
motels, hotels, bed and breakfasts and other options for lodging in and
around Huntingdon. However,
the links to the various options are in light blue, small print on the
left side and are easy to overlook:
For camping and other lodging at Raystown Lake go to:
Note: We will be there during the height of their season so
reservations need to be made ASAP.
Additional lodging options in the wider Huntingdon County area can be
Travel by Air
Airfares are low currently. You might want to investigate locking-in a
ticket now. Who knows how high they will be closer to the reunion date.
The Altoona airport is closest at approximately one hour away. The
Pittsburgh airport is about 2 1/2 hours away, but might be cheaper overall.
Check this website periodically for developments as time gets nearer.
Pass this information on to other family members who might not have received
an email announcement.
1. Updated email and postal addresses for your relatives. Our
information might be 4 years old by now.
2. Information about new additions to the family--new babies and new
Questions may be directed to:
Hope to see all of you there!