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Grissom Family Reunion

Saturday, August 7, 1999
12:00 Noon

Henry Horton State Park Restaurant

4358 Nashville Highway
Chapel Hill, Tennessee

931-364-7724 or 1-800-250-8612

IT'S REUNION TIME!...Just over a week from now, Grissoms from far and wide will descend on Chapel Hill, TN to participate in the 1999 Grissom Family Reunion!

MORE ACTIVITIES ON TAP...Several people have mentioned to me that they wish the reunion could last longer...longer than the two hours on Saturday when we gather to eat, chat and go home. So I am hoping to plan some extra activities so that the out-of-towners as well as the local relatives can spend more time together and get to know each other better. After all ... We are all Grissoms!

Reunion Hat DesignGRISSOM REUNION HATS!...We have created a 1999 Grissom Reunion hat so that everyone can have a souvenier of this summer's most exciting weekend. It's a khaki hat with a navy blue rim, and they are available for only $10.00 each! You can order them by emailing Paul, or by calling him at 1.800.264.5898 (M-Th 7:30-5:00, Fri. 7:30-11:30 Eastern). Let me know ASAP so I have enough made up for everyone.

Zelma Lee, Margie, Carrie, Gene Scott 1993SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7... THE REUNION GATHERING ... Join us for a buffet lunch and program. We have reserved one section of the restaurant that will be curtained off for our group. Bring your appetite for a wonderful meal with all your favorites including delicious Southern cuisine. This will set you back $8.00 for the buffet, kids 9 and under are $4.00 and high chair babies are free. There's no need to send money...we will collect that day. Kinfolk from all over will be there. We have heard that some holdouts plan to attend. It's a good time to meet new relatives, get re-acquainted with the old ones, see who's fatter and grayer and how much the kids have grown since last time. Spread the word. Invite any relatives who may not have gotten this notice.

Buford Ellington Golf Course

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6... GRISSOM FAMILY GOLF OUTING, at Buford Ellington's championship golf course across the road from the Inn and Restaurant. $19.00 for 18 holes, cart $10. Hope you will join other family members (men and ladies) for a morning a fun and relaxation. Golfers of all skill and experience levels are invited - we're just out for a good time, not a PGA Tournament! Questions or sign up, call Paul Opel at 1-800-264-5898. E-mail:

THURSDAY, AUGUST 5...BELL BUCKLE...Uncle Eiland's Descendents 1991Let's get together and visit this charming little town. Spend the day visiting the Webb School or browsing the numerous antique and craft shops, have lunch or an ice cream soda at Miss Jeanne's Ice Cream Shop. Then plan to have supper at the Bell Buckle Café & Music Parlour located on the square. Stick around for the live show at 6:30 PM. Bell Buckle is a happening place.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 8...LET'S GO TO CHURCH...Plan to attend Sunday morning services together as a family at one of the churches near the state park. We could fill up several pews. Time and place to be announced. Any suggestions?

NATURE WALK or CANOE TRIP...take a 11/2 mile hike together through the state park's Hickory Ridge Nature Trail on Sunday afternoon. There is a self-guided tour with numbered stops....OR....Rent a canoe for a relaxing cruise on the Duck River that meanders through the park. Either way, it's a chance to explore the scenic beauty of Tennessee at its prettiest.


The Inn... This is a very popular resort and the Inn's 65 rooms get booked up fast. Many people have standing reservations, year after year. All the rooms have two double beds, TV, telephone, and AC. The rate for 1 or 2 people is $60 per night. $6.00 for an extra person and no charge for children under 5.

Front: Carrie, Zelma Lee, Sylva, Delores, Nola   Back: Corrine, Eva, Melvin, Judy, Goodwin, Odell  1995

Cabins... rent for a week at a time for $65 per night. Sleep 4-6. They have bed linens, pot and pans and housekeeping equipment (just bring your own groceries), window AC, phone, TV, fireplace and are near the Inn, restaurant and recreational facilities.

Two brand new cabins... rent by the week for $90 a night. Sleep 4-5. Near the Inn, restaurant and recreational facilities. Central AC, all brand-new equipment, available on a weekly basis.

Camping facilities... Many campsites available...some primitive sites and others with electrical and water hookups, bathhouses and hot showers, etc. $7.61 to $15.00 per night. Senior discount available.

Anyone staying at the state park, including camping or cabins, may use the swimming pool, picnic tables, grills, tennis courts, basketball court, archery range and so on. There is fishing on the Duck River. A private company rents canoes for canoe trips.

For more info about Henry Horton State Park, click here for their web page. For a map to the park, click here.

Other accommodations: Chapel Hill is a very small town and there are no other overnight accommodations available. However, nearby Lewisburg, Columbia and Shelbyville have many motels.

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