Plans for the 2016 reunion have been progressing well. The Friday evening events will take place at Adams Mill Restaurant in Manchester, CT. Entre choices are: Prime Rib of Beef with garlic mashed potatoes, Fresh Salmon Filet with rice pilaf, Pork Normandy, with apple cider cream sauce and garlic mashed potatoes, and Pasta Primavera. Salad, seasonal vegetables, rolls, coffee or tea and dessert are included.
The Saturday events will be at the Wapping Community Church in South Windsor, CT. We are excited to welcome our speaker, Jason Newton, who will tell us about the journey of Samuel Hooker from Boston to Connecticut which followed the “Old Connecticut Path”. Hooker was a founder of the first three permanent settlements in Connecticut, Hartford, Wethersfield and Windsor.
The schedule for the reunion events appears below (Saturday details are subject to change). Enclosed with this newsletter is a reservation card and return envelope. Please observe the deadline of June 7 for returning this card. Directions for getting to the venues will appear in the June newsletter as will the final schedule. We invite anyone who has something to add to our exhibit table to bring it on Saturday at 9:30am.
We’re happy to report that the January newsletter has elicited interest from some possible new board members. We continue to invite any interested DFA members to contact one of the current board members and come join us at a board meeting. The next one will be on Friday, June 17 at the Adams Mill Restaurant at 5pm, before our annual dinner. That board meeting is a less formal one, and is always open to any DFA member who wishes to attend.
147th ANNUAL REUNION SCHEDULE
Friday, June 17
5pm Open Informal Board Meeting
6pm Social Hour
7pm Annual Reunion Dinner
Saturday, June 18
9:30am Gathering of cousins: registration, exhibits, sales & refreshments
11:00am Possible pre-lunch feature
1:00pm Counting of the cousins, prizes, group photo
Main Speaker, Jason Newton
for the DFA Board