DATE/TIME: The reunion is set for Friday through
Sunday, July 29-31, 2005. We
will begin registration Friday morning and the opening ceremony will start
at 1:00 pm. The final
activity will be a catered “pioneer picnic” and program at an
historic, “land marked” barn on Sunday afternoon.
More about program plans below.
LOCATION: Holiday Inn, Beatrice, Nebraska (see map
below). In an email sent to many of you this past
spring, we were all excited about the reunion being held at the Beatrice
High School. The staff at the
school had been very encouraging, but
when it came time to sign a contract with the school board, the
Board refused to accept the deal. We
were a “private group” and their policy is not to rent to “private
groups”–period–end of story!
After attempting to find other
non-commercial space, we have decided to hold the reunion at the Holiday
Inn Express on the north edge of Beatrice, NE.
They are the only facility available to us that has
sufficient space for the number of people we expect to attend the reunion.
They have a combination of meeting rooms that would accommodate
approximately 300 people. We are anticipating approximately 200 people, possibly more,
and will need substantial space for displays.