Aug. 7 2010 WhippleFest, Mount Vernon, Iowa (2nd post)

I received the following (second) announcement of the August 7th WhippleFest in Mount Vernon, Iowa. (If you are uncertain about whether or not to attend, contact Blaine Whipple by visiting http://www.blainewhipple.com and clicking the “Contact” link near the top of the page. This is a followup to an earlier pre-announcement on this blog.)

WhippleFest will be held Saturday August 7 in conjunction with Elaine Whipple West’s 100th birthday celebration. (Photo below is Elaine and her mother, 1910.) Everyone receiving this message is invited to attend.

Place: The Lodge at Palisades State Park, 700 Kepler Dr., Mount Vernon, Iowa. Mount Vernon, home of one of Iowa’s oldest 4-year colleges, is about 20 miles from the Cedar Rapids airport. It is also about 20 miles from Iowa City, home of the University of Iowa; 30 miles from West Branch, birthplace of President Herbert Hoover and home of his Presidential Library and Museum; and approximately 30 miles from the Amana Colonies, a favorite tourist spot of travelers nationwide.

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Time: Festivities begin in the afternoon

Motel: Sleep Inn & Suites in Mount Vernon, 319-895-0055. E-mail: gm.ia111@choicehotels.com. If you stay there, ask for the group rate under Whipple Fest. There are many motels in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.

Bring your family memorabilia to share. We will display family charts beginning with Matthew and Whipple of Ipswich.

Visit http://whipplefest2010.yolasite.com/ and send birthday greetings to Elaine in the Guest Book.

It will help in planning if you e-mail me if you plan to attend. Include the number in your party.

The attachment is a picture of Elaine and her mom taken in 1910.

I look forward to seeing many of you August 7.
Blaine Whipple
Visit my Web Page: http://www.blainewhipple.com