Benjamin * Bass * Horne * 2016 Family Reunion Gathering
Connecting with our Family in Atlanta, Georgia
July 22nd-24th, 2016
Descendants of Simon and Josephine Benjamin
Reuniting the Past and Shaping the Future
Dear Family Members,
The family reunion committee is very excited about the upcoming family gathering. Below you will find information to assist you with your travel plans. It has been many years since our last family reunion. The goal of this event is to introduce new members of the family and to celebrate our elders. This is a great opportunity to share our family history, and create new memories.
The 2016 Benjamin, Bass, Horne Family Reunion Gathering will be held on July 22nd 24th in Atlanta Georgia. We are honored to be able to plan and host this year's family gathering and hope that this will be an annual event. We have worked hard to put together a weekend of activities and entertainment in which we hope that everyone will enjoy.
This Family Reunion Gathering Registration Packet will include the following: Registration and hotel fees, Family Fish Fry/Meet and Greet party, Family picnic, presentations/awards, evening dinner and dance; transportation options and t-shirts. Anyone with a connection to the Benjamin, Bass, Horne family are invited; including good friends and neighbors!
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any suggestions or questions.
Your 2016 Family Reunion Planning Committee:
Earnestine Gould Jackson, (Ida Mae/William Horne Sr./Alberta Gould) 407-921-3031
Vivian Gould, Treasurer (Ida Mae/William Horne Sr./Alberta) 407-719-3935
Trevis Hall, Marketing/Promotions (Ida Mae/William Horne Sr./Alberta/ZeldaGould) 404-673-1355
Tamara Horne, Planning (Ida Mae/Mary Francis/Sandra Horne) 770-780-3114
Armie Robinson Jr., Planning (Sara, Cora Lee) 609-817-3316
Valerie Lewis, Family Historian (Ollie Benjamin/Grant/Alberta) 404-432-2001
Johnnie Cobbs, Planning/History (Sarah, Garfield Bass, Sara Lee) 904-338-4198
Stephanie Cannion (Ida Mae/Josephine Horne) 601-454-3105
Sybil Wooten Coffie (Ida Mae/Josephine Horne) 321-615-0962
REGISTRATION?AND T-SHIRT INFORMATION:
We are asking that each household pay a $50.00 registration fee. Please take a moment to register BELOW and order your T-Shirts, as soon as possible.
Payments by http://benjaminbasshornefamilyreunion.myevent.com/ below is the best way to make online payment. No account needed to set up you just purchase your registration ticket (one ticket)-list all family members attending, and your next step is to decide how many tickets you want to purchase for your TShirts, then hit the last submit button at bottom of screen. It's fast and easy all cards are accepted Visa and MasterCard. You can also make donations for other family members to help with travel, hotel, etc., or if you are unable to attend but would like to assist - just mention in the comments section what the donation is for and we will apply accordingly and send you a note.
PLEASE use this website it will help us keep track of who registered and is attending, who ordered T-Shirts, who paid, help us plan and prepare good ole food for the event, and it will be used to make updates about the family reunion.
For adding to Family History Book, please provide your family information, copies of family photos with names to identify, any special recognition, achievements, acknowledgement, special awards, military service, orbituaries, etc.. You can mail the information to the P.O. Box referenced below or email the information to: BBHReunionATL@gmail.com or contact Trevis Hall at 404-673-1355.
Feel free to also create your own Family display board to bring to reunion to share with all.
NOTE: Each family is responsible for making lodging accommodations on their own at their hotel of choice or at the host hotel referenced below.
A block of room rates have been set aside with special rates at the Host Hotel -
Springhill Suites Atlanta Airport Gateway
2091 Convention Center Concourse College Park, Georgia 30337
Start Date End Date Room Type Rate
07/22/2016 07/24/2016 King Suite $94.00
07/22/2016 07/24/2016 Dbl Queen Suite $104.00
Reservations should be made unde the Benjamin Family Room Block to receive special rates above:
Reunion T- Shirts can be ordered on-line. T-Shirts fees and sizes are: Child S-L; $8.00/each, Adult S-L- XL - $10.00/each, Adult XXL - XXXL; $12.00/each - Provide Name Age & Shirt Size
T-shirts can also be ordered and fees mailed to the address listed below: Payments can be in the form of cash, check, or money order and made payable to:
Vivian Gould (Granddaughter of William Horne Sr) - 407-719-3935
PO Box 622108
Oviedo, Florida 32762
All payments should reflect Family Reunion or a similar note.
You can also emailthe registration form to BBHReunionATL@gmail.com .
REUNION EVENTS, NAME, TIME, AND LOCATION SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY - July 22, 2016
~Arrival/Hotel Check-in: 3:00 pm 5:00 pm
At Host Hotel or your Hotel of choice
Host Hotel: SpringHill Suites Atlanta Airport Gateway
2091 Convention Center Concourse College Park, Georgia 30337
~Registration, Information packets and distribution of T-shirts at Host Hotel and at Fish Fry Meet & Greet Social (Pool available for swimming too).
~Fish Fry - Meet & Greet Social - 6pm to 11pm
Highland Bluff Club Lounge 1412 Highland Bluff NW Atlanta, GA 30339 Highland Bluff Condominiums
SATURDAY - July 23,2016
~Breakfast at Host Hotel 8:00 - 10:00
Check with your hotel of choice for breakfast details
Hot Breakfast is included with regisration at host hotel SpringHill Suites Atlanta Airport Gateway
~Free Time (see list of things suggested to do below 10:00AM to 4:00PM) or if interested it was suggested a group tour to the Martin Luther King Center - speak to a committee member if interested.
~Family Dinner, Presentations and Dance with DJ - 5:30PM to 9:30PM
Grant Park Multipurpose Room 840 Cherokee Ave. SE Atlanta, Georgia 30312 Ph:404-624-0697
SUNDAY - July 24, 2016
~Breakfast on your own
----Hotel Check-out Check with your hotel of choice for time details
~Local Church Service - Family Church, Mt. Zion Full Gospel Baptist Church @ 319 Aldridge Avenue in Scottdale, Georgia 30079; service starts at 11:15 a.m.; Valeria Lewis, Sr. Pastor and Alberta Benjamin Lewis, Pastor Emeritus
Also suggested a group tour after service for folks still in town to the MLK Center
~Lunch on your own - Blessings to you All~
SUGGESTED THINGS TO DO IN ATLANTA JULY 22-24, 2016
Grant Park: 840 Cherokee Avenue S.E. Atlanta 404-624-0697; 2 Basketball courts, open field for games; pool; walking distance from Zoo and Swimming Pool; Pool hours 12-pm; 625 Park Ave SE Atlanta; cost-Free Friday 12:30 - 4pm; Sat-Sun 12:30 4:00 pm, $4 age 17 - 49; age 6-16 & age 50 up $2; 5 and under free. 404-622-3041
Grant Park Zoo: Hours 12-9 pm; 800 Cherokee Avenue S. E. Atlanta 404-624-9453
Adult (12+) $22.99 $25.99; Child (3-11) $16.99 $17.99; Child 2 & Under FREE;
Senior (65+)* $18.99 $21.99
Martin Luther King Center: Free; 450 Auburn Ave N.E. Atlanta,
404-334-5190; hours 9-5
Centennial Olympic Park: Free - 265 Park Ave W N. W. Atlanta 404-222-7275; hours 7am-11pm
Olympic Fountain Water Fountain of Rings; Free; hours 9-5pm
The Children's Museum; hrs Fri. 10-4pm. Sat./Sun 10-5; 404-659-5437 Admission Fees apply
World of Coca Cola Tour: 121 Baker St N.W. Atlanta, 404-676-5151; hrs Fri/Sat. 9-7pm; Sun 10-5 Admission Fees apply
Georgia Aquarium: 225 Baker Street N.W. Atlanta 404-581-4151 or 581-4000; hours Fri 10-9pm; Sat. 9-8pm; Sun 9-5pm Admission fees apply (after 4pm cheaper)
Gladys Knight's Chicken & Waffles Restaurant.: 529 Peachtree St N.E. Atlanta; Fri/Sat 11am-4am; Sun 11-9pm; 404-874-9393
Lenox Square Mall: 3393 Peachtree Rd Atlanta, 10-9pm; 404-233-6767
The Shops at Buckhead: 3035 Peachtree Rd Atlanta; 10-7; 404-939-9290
Underground Atlanta Urban Ethnic Shopping: 50 Upper Alabama St #007; Fri./Sat 10-7pm; Sun. 12-6pm