Spring 2006 Newsletter: 2006 Dingler Reunion to be held in Huntsville, Alabama

July 21st and 22nd, 2006
Hampton Inn
4815 University Drive
Huntsville, AL 35816
(256) 830-9400

Make plans now to attend the 27th annual Dingler family reunion in Huntsville, AL. When making reservations, please specify that you are with the Dingler reunion to receive the special rate of $66.60 plus tax. The Hampton Inn provides a complimentary breakfast buffet, as well as a room that we can use as a hospitality room. We have a dining room reserved for our group at the Green Hills Grille, a nice restaurant located adjacent to the hotel. We will have our Saturday night meeting at the restaurant in conjunction with our meal. Selma Dingler Smith has made all the arrangements. Thank you, Selma!

I am looking forward to seeing everyone in Huntsville. We often drove through the city on our way to visit our son in college in Tennessee, but never had time to stop. Huntsville has a number of attractions. The U. S. Space and Rocket Center is a noted tourist destination. Yet the city offers a number of historical attractions, as well, including the Huntsville Depot and the Alabama Constitution Village. The Huntsville Botanical Garden and, of course, the Huntsville Speedway round out the area’s offerings. Check out Huntsville, Alabama online at http://www.huntsville.about.com.

Nearby Tuscumbia, Alabama—located 70 miles west—is the site of Helen Keller’s birthplace and home, the Belle Mont Mansion and, of all things, the Coon Dog Memorial Graveyard! Sallye and I have enjoyed stopping at Falls Mill, a working 1873 gristmill located in Belvidere, TN (35 miles northeast of Huntsville, just north of Hwy. 64 before Belvidere).

No specific activities are planned for this year’s reunion—just relaxation and time for lots of visiting. See you there!

by Terry Cowan