I received the following notice this week from Bennett Whipple of Georgia. He asked me to post it on the Whipple Blog. It also indicated that Whipples that aren’t “immediately related” are also welcome to attend. Bennett’s sister Anne drafted the invitation:
Our brother Fielding Dillard Whipple turns 89 on July 10, 2011. Nona and Bennett, Anne, and Harriett plan to celebrate with Fielding at Jekyll Island that weekend. The actual birthday party will be Sunday, July 10, at eleven a.m. at the old Jekyll Island Hotel. We want all of you there. We hope this will be a Whipple reunion. Some of us plan to spend Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights at the Hampton Inn, on the site of the demolished Holiday Inn. MAKE YOUR OWN RESERVATION. They have given us a group rate.
The Hampton Inn
200 South Beachview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Mimi is contact person.
- Standard: 2 Q beds, 159.00 + 12% tax
- Suite: 2 Q or 1 K bed, 179.00 + 12% tax (with 1 Q sofa bed and balcony)
No additional per person charge. All rooms have microwave, fridge and coffee service. Hotel has complimentary hot breakfast (6 a.m. to 10 a.m.) and coffee service 24-7, and shuttle service available from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. at no charge to anyplace on island.
The Jekyll Island Club
Sunday, July 10, 2011 gather at 11 a.m.
Bring photographs, scrapbooks, genealogy notes, and musical instruments.
Adult buffet – $20.00
Child age 3-11 – $10.00
Reservation by check by July 1 made to Anne Murphey and sent to Jonathan Alderman:
PO Box 6497
Macon, GA 31208-6497