Spring 2005 Newsletter: 2005 Dingler Reunion Details

July 15th and 16th, 2005

Hampton Inn
2012 Eatonton Rd
Madison, GA 30650
(706) 342-9003

Make plans now to attend the 26th annual Dingler family reunion in Madison, a beautiful and historic town in central Georgia. When making reservations at the Hampton Inn, please specify that you are with the Dingler reunion to receive the special rate of $65 plus tax. The Hampton Inn provides a complimentary breakfast buffet, as well a small meeting room for the two days.

This year’s reunion is especially significant. We plan to hold a dedication ceremony at the gravesite of our Revolutionary War ancestor, Johannes Dingler. We encourage all Dingler descendants to attend this ceremony. This will be an excellent opportunity to acquaint younger generations with their heritage. The schedule of events is as follows:

Friday, July 15

No scheduled activities, though the meeting room will be open for informal visiting. Terry Cowan will bring his laptop and scanner to copy any old Dingler pictures that anyone wishes to preserve and share.

Saturday, July 16

10:00 AM – Dedication ceremony at gravesite of Johannes Dingler, Swords Cemetery, Swords Community (6 miles east of Madison)

1:00-300 PM – Attendees may wish to visit the studio of Charlie Dingler, noted blacksmith and artisan in nearby Monroe, Georgia. Others may want to use this time to visit the numerous shops in the downtown area, as well as the historic homes and neighborhoods of old Madison.

7:00-900 PM – Dinner and meeting at the Madison Market Center in downtown Madison. The family meeting will be held in the James Madison Hall. A buffet dinner will be catered. The cost for the dinner is $16 per adult (with children ages 4-12 at half price and children under 4 free).

Please make your hotel and dinner reservations as early as possible. If you plan to attend, please contact Terry Cowan (tc@tyler.net or 903-894-7935) with the number in your party, and he will notify the caterer.

See you there!