Grissom Family Reunion 2003
A Whole Week of Fun!
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SATURDAY, JULY 26 2003
$12.50 per person
The First Southern Baptist Church
323 S Main St, (Highway 127 North)
Pikeville, TN 37367
It is not too early to start planning for the Grissom Family Reunion
in July 2003. The catered Saturday July 26 luncheon will be held
at the First Southern Baptist Church in Pikeville, TN (map).
Many of us will be spending the week afterwards wandering around Tennessee,
seeing the sights and acting like tourists.
Our base of operation will be Fall
Creek Falls State Park Resort, where many of us will be staying. The park
is located in Bledsoe and Van Buren counties, 11 miles east of Spencer and 18
miles west of Pikeville. It may be entered from Highway 111 or Highway 30. There
are several inviting bed and breakfast inns in the area which offer lodging
Schedule of Events
Friday July 25
- 6:00 PM CST - Early arrivals meet for dinner/supper at the dining room
of Fall Creek Falls
Saturday July 26
- 12:00 noon - Reunion Dinner
and Gathering (see info
Sunday July 27
- 10:45 AM - Church at Cornerstone Baptist,
49 Golf Club Road,
McMinnville. The church is just off US 70S on the west outskirts of town.
- 1:00 PM - Reunion After
The Reunion at Marvin and Brenda's
in McMinnville, featuring a co-ed Bridal Shower for Karen & Paul.
Monday July 28
- Daytime - On Your Own! After a full weekend,
this will be a day to do you own thing. Enjoy the lovely facilities at Fall
Creek Falls. Go walking, golfing, hiking, fishing, explore the beautiful
falls, rent a paddleboat…relax.
- 6:00 PM - Pizza Dinner: Genesis Pizza, 207 N. Main St. Pikeville
Tuesday July 29
- Morning - Crossville Day - .
Choose your own activity in this cute, touristy town. Listed below are a
Theatre goers may browse all morning long. Crossville has lots of antique
shops, an outlet mall, gift and food shops…oodles of things to do. Have a
great day in Crossville, but be sure to meet us back at The Mad Platter Tea
Room for lunch at 12 noon.
® = personally visited
and recommended by Ed and Corrine
- ® Crossville Depot Gift Shop –
14 North Main Street – corner of North Street
1926 renovated train depot is an historical landmark, as it was the site of Alvin
C. York’s return after WWI. Includes local train memorabilia. Gourmet teas, coffee,
candy, and zillions of gift items and souvenirs.
- Pirates Plateau Amusement Park
3818 Peavine Road
Crossville, TN 38555
Family fun for all ages. Offers game room, snacks, adventure golf, go-karts
and bumper boats.
- ® Simonton Cheese Shop -
2010 North Main Street
Featuring many kinds of cheese including Tennessee Cheddar, nuts, snacks, sugar-free
items, barbeque sauce, jellies, mustards, gourmet food of all types. Taste testing.
- ® Stonehaus Winery -
2444 Genesis Road, #103
Crossville, TN 38558
Taste fine wine and stroll through the gift shop to sample home made fudge.
Visit the cheese pantry.
- ® Cumberland General Store -
1 Highway 68 four miles south of Crossville
Crossville, TN 38555 931-484-8481
Old-time general merchandise store. Goods in endless variety-winemaking, quilting,
water pumps, butchering supplies, how-to books and more. Fun place to visit
- ® Grandma’s Attic Antiques -
South of Crossville on Highway #68
371 Hwy 68
After shopping at the general store, head over to Grandma’s for some
- Homesteads Tower Museum -
96 Hwy. 68, Crossville 931-9663
Show place of Roosevelt’s New Deal in 1938. Tower and building open daily.
Original 1930’s house also open daily.
- 12 Noon - ® Lunch @ Mad Platter Tea Room and
Sandwich Shop in Downtown Crossville,
69 South Main Street,
(931) 456-0055. Choose from Mandarin Chicken or Club Sandwich.
- 2:30 PM - "CATS" a
Broadway production at the Cumberland Community Theatre in Crossville - .
Those attending the production should be at the Playhouse by 2:10.
For ticketholders only.
Wednesday July 30
- 9:30 AM Departure - Heritage
Tour: Jim Rigsby will take us to see the Richard Russell House,
John Hillis Homestead, Clark Davenport Home, Oak Grove Cemetery, Long Cemetery,
and the towns of Spencer, Bone Cave and Rock Island where Richard and Ozella
were born and raised. How interesting it will be to walk where they walked.
- Lunch - TBA
- Kim Rigsby has invited us back to their house after the tour for refreshments
and to see all their animals (a llama, goats, chickens, sheep, donkey, etc.).
Thursday July 31
- Chattanooga Day, There
are so many things to see in Chattanooga, you may want to come back another
day. Some of the other amazing Chattanooga attractions are outlined on http://www.chattanoogafun.com/
- Southern Belle Riverboat Lunch Cruise -
Go to "Schedule," pick "July 31" and make your reservations online.
Choose: 1 ½ Hour Sight Seeing Cruise July 31 12 noon Adults $12.00 Children
Or 1 ½ Hour Lunch Cruise July 31 12 noon Adults $17.19 Children $8.04
201 Riverfront Pkwy
Toll Free: 800-766-2784
Choose to just sightsee along the way or enjoy lunch onboard. The Southern
Belle is climate controlled
so you can be comfortable inside or go out on deck to catch some sun.