99th Chautauqua Whipple Reunion August 18, 2019

The Chautauqua (NY) Whipples will be holding their 99th reunion on August 18th, 2019. Like last year’s reunion, this reunion will be held at Midway State Park. Jerry Stearns is the reunion president again. Kenneth L. Vogt sent this year’s reunion newsletter (read it here) to the Whipple Website.

The Chautauqua Whipples are primarily the descendants of Deacon James Whipple and Persis Sheldon. (See their descendants in the Whipple Database.) James is a descendant of Captain John Whipple of Dorchester MA and Providence RI.

Midway Park Shelter Pavilion will be available for the “Whipple Reunion” from 9 A.M. till 6 P.M. Please feel free to come early and stay late. Officially the reunion will start at 12 noon. A big thanks to this year’s hosts, Rick and Deb Stearns and families.

Please bring a lawn chair to ensure you will have a seat.

Food: The Whipple Reunion will provide coffee and lemonade. Bring your own dish to pass along and your own table service. Those coming long distances can stop at the supermarket for convenience food, possibly a salad, cake, chips, fried chicken, pizza, etc. The blessing and start of the meal will be at 1:00 p.m. sharp.

Expenses: There will be a free will offering at the food serving table. Don’t forget the Chinese auction. Bring your knickknacks and fascinating items for the auction. (The hosts have expenses; we should reimburse them for reservations and advertising.)