Bushy Park - Gathering - October 10-12 - D/FW
updated on Saturday, May 03, 2008 11:01 PM
Here's the information for the "Gathering" planned for the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, October 10-12. This is separate from the Reunion planned forearlier in October.
(last update - 5/3/08)
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.
SEE YOU IN DALLAS/FORT WORTH OCT 10TH, 11TH, AND 12TH
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
**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:
1671 Monte Vista Dr.
Bullhead City, Az 86442-7216
Attendee Please print
Name: BPCHS Student_______________________________________________
Female students include maiden name ie: Mary (Jones) Smith
State & zip _______________________________________
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.
#1. Treetop RV Park Village Rated 8/10*/10
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)
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
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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