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,
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 as well.
Schedule of Events
- 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 above)
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 few offerings. 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 antique hunting.
- 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.
- 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
Belle Riverboat Lunch Cruise -
Go to "Schedule," pick "July 31" and make your reservations
Choose: 1 ½ Hour Sight Seeing Cruise July
31 12 noon Adults $12.00 Children $5.25
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.