The 2019 Dingler Family Reunion dinner will be held at the Beechwood Restaurant & Lounge in Vicksburg. We will meet at the restaurant at 5 PM on Saturday, July 20. We will be using our usual playbook where you will order off the menu and be responsible for your own check.
The Beechwood Restaurant & Lounge (4451 Clay St, Vicksburg, MS 39183) has been a Vicksburg favorite since 1956. We’re looking forward to seeing all y’all there for an evening of good food and family.
We have selected the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Vicksburg as our host hotel for the 2019 reunion, July 19-21, 2019. A block of rooms at discounted rates is now available to book. To book your room or rooms, call the hotel directly at 601-634-8777 and let them know you are booking a room for the Dingler Family Reunion. It is very important that you ask for the reunion rate because we need to have at least 20 rooms booked for the meeting room charge to be waived.
Details about the hotel block are listed below.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
4330 South Frontage Road
Vicksburg, MS 39180
Rates (includes hot deluxe breakfast buffet)
|Room Type||No. in Room||Nightly Rate||Total Nightly Rate
|Single||1||$106 + 10% tax||$116.60
|Double||2||$106 + 10% tax||$116.60
|Triple||3||$116 + 10% tax||$127.60
|Quad||4||$126 + 10% tax||$138.60
Rooms must be booked by June 19, 2019. After that date, any remaining rooms in the block will be released and the discounted rate will no longer be offered. Make sure you book your room before the deadline!
Mark your calendars for July 20-22. Those are the dates for this year’s Dingler Family Reunion. We are returning to Georgia where the “Alpine” village of Helen will be our host for the reunion weekend. Helen has been mentioned in the past as a possible site, and everyone was enthusiastic about the suggestion when it was discussed at last year’s reunion.
Helen is located in the Northeast Georgia Mountains region. While it is a small city (only 430 residents!), Helen is also Georgia’s third most visited city. The city used to be a logging town, but when the industry declined, Helen reinvented itself as a tourist destination with an alpine village theme. It’s the charm of Bavaria, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Don’t forget to pack your Lederhosen and Dirndl!
We have a block of rooms at the Baymont Inn & Suites in Helen (8220 S Main Street Helen, Georgia 30545-3649 706-878-2111). The nightly rate is $124.99 + tax (+ $5.00/night Georgia fee). A free hot buffet breakfast is included along with complimentary WiFi, a fitness room, and an outdoor pool. You can book your room by calling the hotel at 706-878-2111. Make sure you let them know you are with the Dingler Family Reunion. The hotel is providing the meeting room at no cost as long as we book at least half of the room block, so be sure to get the reunion rate.
The deadline to book your room and take advantage of the group rate is July 13.
Now we know that the rate is a bit higher than we’ve received in the past, but the nightly rates in Helen are higher because it is a popular destination. We think it will be worth it, so we hope to see you there. Please note that the hotel does not allow pets.
Learning More about Alpine Helen
If you are looking for more information about Alpine Helen, check out the Alpine Helen / White County Convention & Visitors Bureau website. There you will find information on attractions, dining, shopping, and more. You can also read the Helen Travel Guide brochure for 2018.
Alpine Helen is active on social media. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Here’s a video from their YouTube page.
The 2017 Dingler Family Reunion dinner will be at 5 PM on Saturday, July 22 at BJ’s Tallahassee. BJ’s is located at 1749 Apalachee Parkway in Tallahassee. You can see their menu online.
BJ’s does not have a private room, but we’ll have our own section in the back. If you’re attending the reunion and haven’t told us that you’re coming already, please send an email to email@example.com and tell us how many will be attending.
If you haven’t made your hotel reservations yet, it’s time to do so. The SpringHill Suites Tallahassee Central is our host hotel, and we have a room block of 20 rooms. All rooms are priced at $99/night plus tax. You will have your choice of a King Suite or a Two Queen Suite. This rate is good for two days before the reunion as well as two days after, just in case someone wants to arrive early or stay late.
To make your reservations, you have two options:
- Call the hotel directly at 850-325-1103
- Call Marriott’s toll-free reservations number at 888-236-2427
You must ask for the Dingler Family Reunion rate to get the reunion rate. It’s also important for you to mention you’re with the reunion because the meeting room cost is waived if we have at least ten rooms booked.
The room rate is only guaranteed until July 7, so make sure you book before then.
The Dingler Family 2016 Reunion Dinner will be at Don’s Seafood in Covington, Louisiana on Saturday, July 16 at 6 PM.
Don’s Seafood is located at 126 Lake Dr in Covington, less than a mile from the hotel. We will have a private room for our group, and as we’ve done in previous years we’ll be ordering off of the regular menu. If you’re interested in seeing what Don’s has to offer, take a peek at the menu on their website.
We look forward to seeing everyone at 6 PM on July 16!