I have just confirmed that it’s possible now to go ahead and reserve rooms at the Holiday Inn Express in Long Beach for the 2020 Skellie reunion. We have 30 rooms set aside at the special rate of $119 plus tax per night. Half of the rooms face the water.⛱️
The dates are Thursday, June 11 through Sunday, June 14, 2020. Just ask for the Skellie reunion rate. They will need a credit card number but won’t charge until 24 hours before the reservation.
Please send the registration back to us by May 1st, if possible. We do not want registration funds until the reunion, but we do need to get an estimate of how many folks to expect for all 3 nights. If you can’t get the form to work, just send us an email with your name(s) and how many are planning to attend each night (Thursday-gumbo, Friday-beach cook-out, Saturday-shrimp). We will collect registration and any other Skellie Fund donations in Long Beach.
As in the past, Marilyn & Tony have invited us to their home for swimming and gumbo on Thursday afternoon/evening. We are trying something new (actually going back to our past somewhat) on Friday and plan to have a hamburger and hotdog cook-out at the Long Beach Pavilion on the beach near the Long Beach Harbor, and Saturday will be our traditional shrimp boil at the Long Beach Senior Center.
Also, Holiday Inn Express in Long Beach is accepting your reservations. I spoke with them this morning and know many of you have made your reservations. If you haven’t done this yet, please do it soon to take advantage of our group rate. They have offered us a group discounted rate of $119.95 (plus tax) per night. To get this rate, please make your reservation by phone by May 9th. Their direct number is (228) 864-5440.
We are using the most recent updated email list we have, so if you know of incorrect email addresses, please let us know. Also, if you know of someone that is not on the list, forward this link to them and let us know that too so we can add them to future mailings.
We look forward to seeing you all in June. All our love,
Now that Brian and I have managed to get contact information for the “clan” updated, we are working toward finalizing arrangements for the hotel. If any of you have photos from prior reunions that you would like to share, send them to me. I am thinking about putting together a collection of these photos. (Will take them in printed or electronic format. If you send me printed photos, I promise to return them!)
The VanCourts have agreed to let us convene for gumbo on Thursday the 14th of June. Friday, June 15th we will return to the Yacht Club for our cookout and then on Saturday, June 16th we will (hopefully, waiting for confirmation), return to the Senior Center for the Shrimp Boil.