Jackson, MS, to host the 2008 Dingler Reunion

Mark July 18-20, 2008, on your calendars. Those are the dates for the 29th Annual Dingler Reunion. We will be meeting in Jackson, Mississippi this year.

If you were at the reunion in Little Rock last year, you’re probably wondering what happened to our plan to look at Vicksburg. We’ve avoided Vicksburg in the past due to issues with the Miss Mississippi pageant being held on the same weekend. When we found out the pageant had been moved to a different weekend, we were hopeful things would work out, but our preferred hotels didn’t have availability.

So we headed down the interstate and made plans to meet in Jackson. We’re still working out all of the details, but hotel arrangements have been set. Our host hotel is the Cabot Lodge Jackson North (web site, map). We have a block of King and Double rooms reserved at a nightly rate of $94. You can call (601) 957-0757 and make reservations now. Be sure to mention the Dingler Family Reunion to get the special rate. We encourage you to make reservations now. The deadline for reserving a room is June 27, but please don’t wait that long.

The Cabot Lodge offers a complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast each morning featuring freshly cut fruit, assorted cereals, yogurt, specialty breads, muffins, and scones baked fresh daily by Broad Street Bakery. Each evening there is a hospitality reception in the atrium featuring complimentary cocktails, beer, wine, soft drinks and fresh popcorn. Get relief from those hot July days in the outdoor swimming pool. We think you’re going to enjoy your stay at the Cabot Lodge. Leslie and the staff at the hotel have been quite helpful and are looking forward to having us there in July.

We’ll post more details as we get closer. If you’re planning to attend the reunion, please send an email to reunion@dingler-family.org and let us know who will be at the reunion. We know plans can change, but an accurate count of of attendees will help us plan the rest of the weekend.