Bushy Park - Gathering - October 10-12 - D/FW

updated on Saturday, May 03, 2008 11:01 PM

(last update - 5/3/08)

Here's the information for the "Gathering" planned for the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, October 10-12.  This is separate from the Reunion planned for Nashville earlier in October. 

I know some of you said you wouldn't be able to attend when the first e-mail was sent out, however, I don't have access to that information as it was sent to Ren, so if you said you wouldn't be able to make it peviously, either disregard this e-mail or send the info to Ren again.  This will be the last time you will be contacted regarding this if you will be unable to attend.
Some of you will have already received an e-mail from Ren.  This is a duplicate, but there's no way to get around that.
Also in case it didn't make it to your copy.  On the page headed 'hotel reservations' the hotel name should have "SOUTH" tacked on to the end.
Take care and hope to see you in Texas in October.   Pat Terpening Owen - Class of 1958 - Bushy Park

(last update - 5/3/08)

 It is that time again for the Bushy Park Central High School
Gathering 2008 and the Class of 1958 50th Reunion
October 10th, 11th, and 12th 2008

We have reviewed several locations and hotels and have selected the Dallas / Fort Worth area. As you may not know, Texas has the second highest number of residents that attended Bushy Park. So expect all of them to be there.
Page two of this letter will provide you with the hotel selection and phone number for you to call for reservations. When you call PLEASE inform the operator that you are with the Central High School, London group. That will get you the special rate we have negotiated.

The hotel we have selected is the Marriott Dallas/Fort Worth Airport South. It is a primarily a businessman hotel during the week. The room rates are normally $239 a night. We have worked it out with the Hotel, and with our large group, we will get the same rooms for $99.00 a night.
In accordance with Marriott International, the DFW Airport Marriott South is now 100% Non Smoking in all guest rooms, meeting space, public areas, restaurants and bars.

The committee selected this hotel for it’s location. It is only 4 miles from DFW Airport and offers complimentary 24-hour Airport shuttle service. It is only 12 miles to Dallas and 15 miles to Fort Worth. South on state 360 from the hotel 12 to 15 miles is Interstate 20. There are 3 high rated RV Parks just east or west on Interstate 20. (see page 4 for listings)

Reservations are your responsibility. The last day to reserve your room is September 5th. We have a block of 75 rooms set aside. The hotel has 295 guest rooms so we can go over the 75 rooms and receive the same rate. However, after September 5th you will not get the group rate.
Please make reservations early if you plan on attending. If for some reason you cannot attend, you may cancel your reservation with 72-hour notice.

The schedule of events is as follows. Friday Oct. 10 is arrival. Saturday Oct. 11th we have reserved a banquet/hospitality room from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Class of 1958 is having a special dinner planned outside of the hotel Saturday night. Information will be provided by their committee. Sunday Oct. 12th we have scheduled a luncheon at 12:30 for our Gathering festivity.
The banquet/hospitality room is reserved from 11:00am to 5:00 pm. You will note that we have left the evenings open for you to get together with old school mates and friends for your own entertainment. Monday Oct. 13 we have a small hospitality room reserved and it will be departure day.

Please print out page 2, 3 and 4. They will provide you with the information you require. Like all the prior Gatherings, we have costs to cover and we are having a luncheon. This information is on page #3 and must be mailed to the committee by September 5th.


Hotel reservations and information

Hotel Marriott Dallas/Fort Worth
4151 Centerport Blvd.
Fort Worth, Texas 76155

Location 4 miles south of Dallas/Fort Worth Airport just off state 360

Marriott Reservation 1-800-228-9290 or 1-800-431-8162

All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit, or guaranteed with a major credit card. Hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by one of the above methods.

Remember to say you are part of the Central High School London for the room rate

Cut-off date September 5th, 2008

Hotel information
**295 guest rooms (219 king bed and 76 doubles
**200 of the guestrooms are designed as “the Room that Works”, a Marriott concept featuring a large console table, mobile writing desk and fully adjustable ergonomic chair, specifically designed for the business traveler.
**All rooms feature 2 telephones, 2 telephone lines and multiple data ports.
**All rooms include iron and ironing boards, hairdryers, coffee and coffeemakers, and guest voice mail.
** indoor lap pool and executive fitness center
** 24-hour gift shop
**River City Grille Restaurant and Lounge features both buffet and a la carte breakfast and lunch menus, plus an exceptional dinner menu. Room Service will be available from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm.
**Extensive free parking
** Complimentary 24-hour Airport Shuttle Service and complimentary shuttle service to the Trinity Railway Express train station. The TRE is a new train to Dallas or Fort Worth. Ask at Hotel for time information.

Luncheon and operation costs

On Sunday Oct. 12th we are having a Luncheon Buffet. It will be in the banquet -hospitality room. It will be the last day we will all be together. We will have our Gathering festivities and we are also working on some special entertainment. We also have the cost for the banquet/hospitality room Saturday.

Please fill out the requested information, make your checks payable to Ren Briggs and mail to:

Ren Briggs
1671 Monte Vista Dr.
Bullhead City, Az 86442-7216

Attendee Please print

Name: BPCHS Student_______________________________________________
Female students include maiden name ie: Mary (Jones) Smith

other/guest ________________________________________

City ____________________________________________
State & zip _______________________________________
Phone number_______________________________________
E/mail ________________________________________

Total number Attending ___________________

Cost per person $49.00

Total Cost submitted $_______________

Note: The hotel charges 20% service/gratuity and 6% sales tax is included in the luncheon cost.

RV Park Locations

I used the 2007 Trailer Life Directory to locate 3 high rated RV Parks that are a short distance from the Marriott DFW Airport South. The Hotel is located just off State 360 that runs north and south. Interstate 20 is about 10 to 12 miles south of the Hotel. Exit 453 off of Interstate 20 north is State 360.

Arlington, Texas
#1. Treetop RV Park Village Rated 8/10*/10
Page 1278
Interstate 20 and Cooper ST exit 449
165 sites full hookups (30/50 amps) Last year rates $28 to $34
817-467-7943 or 800-747-0787

#2. Dallas Metro KOA Rated 9/9.5*/10 (trailer life underrates KOA)
Page 1278
Interstate 20 and Cooper ST exit 449
170 sites full hookups (30/50 amps) Last year rates $30 to $36
817-277-6600 or 800-562-3705

Grand Prairie, Texas

#1. Traders Village RV Park Rated 9.5/10*/10
Page 1321
Interstate 20 and Great S/W Parkway exit 454
126 sites full hookups (30/50 amps) Last years rate $30 to $32

You will note that the RV Parks I have listed are only east or west one or two exits from the intersection of State 360 and Interstate 20. Please refer to your maps and the Trailer Life Directory for additional information. They are all rated very high.


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