December 27, 2005
Riley family (Les, Dick, Suzanne, Matt and Sarah) cordially invite you to
the 31st USS Pargo Reunion in Rochester, Minnesota.
Mark your new 2006 calendar with the dates: Wednesday, Sept 20 –
Saturday, Sept.23. A hospitality room will be available each day for
meeting and greeting all our Pargo friends, even if we haven’t met you yet
-- especially those who are new to the reunion or haven’t joined us for
forward to a relaxing visit with our friends and shipmates with good food,
good fun and a few side trips in the area. September is a wonderful time to
be in southern Minnesota. Days are usually very pleasant and nights cool and
please find a brochure from the Ramada Inn. It has very nice accommodations
with pool, bar and restaurant right in the same complex. Two shopping malls
are nearby. A free shuttle van will be available so you won’t even need a
car. Room rates are $79 and $89, depending if you want to be near or away
from the pool area. To make a reservation at this rate, just call the
Ramada Inn and tell them you are coming for the USS Pargo Reunion and want
the special reunion rate.
return the enclosed pre-paid postcard to assist us with our planning. As we
get much closer to the reunion, if you express an interest, we will keep you
briefed on the plans.
Preliminary plans: Hospitality Room
open each day, closed only when we have a group activity. A message board
will keep you connected with friends.
Wed Sept. 20 – arrival day for most,
hospitality room, supper on your own on site.
Thurs Sept. 21 – Variety of optional
daytime activities, then a Minnesota style outdoor supper cookout with
entertainment (inside if by some slim chance the weather doesn’t cooperate).
Fri Sept. 22 – Banquet in the evening,
preceded by daytime activities: sightseeing, shopping, gambling trip?
Sat Sept. 23 – Memorial and picnic at
Rochester Soldier’s Field Veteran’s Memorial Field, Optional activities in
afternoon. Supper on your own, or we may do something together at romantic
Victoria’s (Italian anyone?)
Sun Sept. 24 - Departure day, time to
say good-bye and start planning for next year!
if not attending, feel free to send us copies of photos, memories and
anecdotes for a “memories” board in the hospitality room. We look forward
to seeing as many of you as can make it to visit our beautiful city.
Contact us at 507-288-9323 or email@example.com
PS – We are
looking for an auctioneer and a logo artist. Any volunteers?