NOTICE: The Bolles Family Association has not had a national reunion since 2011. We hope to have one within the next two years. 09 March 2017.
2011 BOLLES FAMILY REUNION – REGISTRATION
August 12-14, 2011 – Harrisburg, PA
Name: ____________________________________________________ Genealogy # ________________
Street Address: __________________________________________ Phone: _______________________
City: ____________________________ State: ______ZIP:_________ Cell Phone:___________________
Number of Persons Attending: __________ Email:___________________________________________
Names of Persons Attending (Age if under 12): _____________________________________________
Hotel: The Best Western Harrisburg Airport Inn and Suites, 814 Eisenhower Boulevard, Middleton, PA, a few miles west of Harrisburg International Airport (HIA). The Best Western shuttle will get you to the hotel. The phone number is 717-939-1600. The cost is $85.99 plus tax. You need to register under "Nationwide Family Association". Room reservations must be received by 7/13/2011; individual cancellations must be prior to 4 PM three days (72 hours) prior to the arrival date.
Airport: HIA has a full service of airlines.
Dates and Costs:
Friday: Board Meeting 3:00pm – 5:00pm, dinner on own, annual meeting and socializing 7:00pm - until
Saturday tour: 7:30am – 9:00pm; stops are Gettysburg National Park (film, cyclorama, museum and battlefield tour), box lunch, Lancaster County Mennonite Center (films and tour), Plain and Fancy restaurant, Hershey’s Chocolate World. The cost is: adult - $94.60, child 4-12 - $76.10.
Sunday tour: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm; center city Philadelphia, Independence National Historic Park (Liberty Bell, Congress Hall, etc.), lunch on your own (how about a Philly cheese steak), Valley Forge National Historic Park, dinner (pay as you go). The cost is for transportation: adult $53.03, children $53.03.
The total cost for the Saturday and Sunday tours is adult - $147.63, child 4-12 $129.13.
Payment for the Reunion is by check made out to the Bolles Family Association.
Please mail this registration form and payment to Walter Bolles, 291 Camp Strauss Road, Bethel, PA 19507. Please respond with the completed registration form and check at least 30 days before the Reunion so that we can finalize the transportation requirements based on the response.
The Bolles Family Association
33rd Reunion - August 12-14, 2011 - Harrisburg, PA
The plans are made for this our 33rd Reunion. We will meet in the southeast part of Pennsylvania where history dates back to beyond the Revolutionary War. We will be seeing historic areas, farm settings and modern day housing and industry all coexisting side by side in a beautiful area of Pennsylvania. The area of our reunion tours run from five city blocks west of the Delaware River to Gettysburg west of the Susquehanna River and just south of the first Appalachian Mountain.
We will be staying at the Best Western Harrisburg airport Inn and Suites, 815 Eisenhower Boulevard, Middletown, PA. The phone number is 717-939-1600. The cost is $85.99 plus tax, tell them that the organization to register under is Nationwide Family Association. The cutoff date for reservations is 7/13/2011. Check-in time is 4:00 PM with check-out time being 12:00 noon. The hotel offers an complimentary continental breakfast.
The reason for the light box lunch is because after the tour our next stop about 5:30 PM will be the Plain and Fancy restaurant where we will have a family style, all you can eat, meal featuring farm-to-table Amish cuisine. By then we will be getting tired but one last stop will take us to Hershey’s Chocolate World where you will learn how chocolate is made and maybe buy some of the sweets to take home.
Other historic places to see at the Park are: Carpenter Hall, Declaration House, Bishop White House, American Philosophical society, Franklin Court, Free Quaker Meeting House, Todd House, Betsy Ross House ($3.00), Christ Church (donation) and National Constitution Center ($12.00). Note that the last three have a fee or donation.
On our return from Philadelphia we will stop at Valley Forge National Historic Park. The visitor center will be open until 6:00 PM. Then we make a stop for supper at a Hoss’s restaurant where you can choose soup, salad and dessert bars or meat and/or fish entry and soup, salad and dessert bars. Then it is back to the hotel.
Payment for the Reunion must be by check made out to the Bolles Family Association. Once you decide you are attending the Reunion we would appreciate an email so we can begin final transportation details. The email email@example.com .
We hope you decide to visit in PA at the Bolles Family reunion.
Walt & Rose Bolles
March 30, 2011
2010 Seattle Reunion Postponed …but 2011 is on.
After much discussion, the Board of Directors has decided to postpone the Bolles Family Reunion for first time in its history. This conclusion was based on factors of the current economy, limited response in projecting attendance and the high cost to the Association for basic meeting expenses to name a few. The Board wishes to thank Connie Wellnitz for her time and efforts in scouting, and submitting plans for hosting this year. Because of her help, plans to host a reunion in the Northwest section of the country will be reconsidered in the near future.
All is not lost, for the year 2011, mark your calendars and set your sights for southeast Pennsylvania! This will be the first time BFA will host a reunion in the cradle of our country and our hosts, Walter and Roseanne Bolles are ready. If you have a favorite, know of Bolles or allied families locations or just have a suggestion, please let us know. Much history can be found in that area and further details will be released before the end of this year.
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