USS WADSWORTH DD516
NEWSLETTER July 2005
Fred Marler - Editor
Don Bullock - Publishing & Mailing
Jim Friday - Business manager, Reunions
This Will Be The Last Newsletter before the Reunion
Don't miss this opportunity to visit with your shipmates in a truly historic city!
What; USS WADSWORTH REUNION
When: October 11 thrtu 16, 2005
Where: Town and Country Inn
Highway 17, West Ashley
Five more of our shipmates have been relieved of the watch.
Ernest C. Zander, Y2C
Died April 4, 2005
William A. Boa SF1C
Died April 14, 2005
George F. Hidalgo, Cox.
Died May 5, 2005
William A Cook, FC2C
Died May 30, 2005
Fred D. Rowe, LTjg
Died July 11, 2005
It is our fervent prayer that these shipmates crossed over the bar on a flooding tide and have at last found a safe and peaceful anchorage.
DRESS CODE FOR REUNION
Dress Code for the reunion will be casual. The weather should be nice that time of year. Dress to be comfortable.
The dress code for the banquet will be casual. Sweaters, slacks, shorts, skirts, and dresses are all acceptable; Jackets and ties are not required. This will be a fun trip and there is no need to pack clothes that you will not need.
The Town & Country Inn & Conference Center
2008 Savannah Highway
Charleston, SC 29407
DIRECTIONS TO HOTEL
From 1-95 North/ I-95 South or From I-26: Take 1-26 East to Charleston. Take Exit 212B (I-526 West towards Savannah.) Follow I-526 to traffic light (I-526 ends at this traffic light). Go on to 2nd stoplight. Make left at this light onto Savannah Highway (US 17). Hotel is located within the block and is located on the left side of the road.
Traveling South On US Highway 17: (From Georgetown SC area) Follow Highway 17 South through Mt. Pleasant and over the Cooper River Bridge. (Important: Take bridge that is straight ahead. Do not detour!) Continue on Highway 17 South over Ashley River Bridge. Stay in middle lane on bridge. At end of bridge, road forks. Stay straight on 17 South. Hotel is 3 miles down road on right.
Traveling North on US Highway 17: (from Savannah, GA) Follow Highway 17 North to Charleston. The Town & Country is on the left 1.5 blocks beyond the entrance to I-526.
From Charleston International Airport: As you exit Airport-area you will be on International Blvd. Take I-526 West toward Savannah. Follow I-526 West to traffic light. I-526 ends at this light . Go on to 2nd stoplight. Make left at this light onto Savannah Highway (US 17) Hotel is within the block and is located on the left side of the road.
Group Room Rate: $89.00 per room per day, plus 12.5% tax and includes buffet breakfast for two people for dates of reunion only. Cash deposit for fIrst night's room and tax or a Credit Card Number is required to guarantee this reservation. The cash deposit is $100.13. The room rate is for single or double. Be sure to identify yourself as being a member of the WADSWORTH GROUP to ensure the special group rates.
Make certain that all room reservations are made by Sept. 10, 2005. Reservation requests received after that date will be accepted on a space/rate available basis. Check-in time: 3.00 PM. Check-out time: 12:00 PM.
TOWN & COUNTRY HOTEL
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11
2:00pm Arrival and registration. (Location will be posted in hotel lobby)
Hospitality Room Open (Location will be posted in hotel lobby)
Evening on your own.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12
9:30am ---- Board Coaches for Tour of Historic Downtown Charleston.
11:30am -- Drop at Charleston's Open-Air Market for Lunch on Your Own
1:30pm --- Shuttle Back to Hotel
2:00pm ---- Arrive at Hotel
$30.00/ Person Includes Transportation, Tours, Private Guide
THURBDAY, OCTOBER 13
9:30am --- Board Coaches for Short Transfer to Patriots Point
10:00am--- Arrive at Patriots Point
10:15am -- Memorial Service on Fantail of USS Yorktown
10:45am -- Self Guided Tour of Patriots Point
12:15pm -- Lunch in CPO Mess
1:45pm ---- Depart Patriots Point
2:15pm --- Arrive at Hotel
$46.00 / Person Includes Transportation, Lunch, Admission
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14
9:30am ---- Board Coaches for Short Transfer to Magnolia Plantation
10:15am --- Arrive at Magnolia Plantation
10:30am --- Tour Magnolia's Beautiful Antebellum Home
11:00am --- Board the Nature Train arranged to be waiting for you in front of the house
12-00pm --- Lunch
12:45pm --- Tour Magnolia's World-Famous Gardens
1:45pm ---- Depart Magnolia Plantation
2:30pm ----- Arrive at Hotel
$62.00/ Person Includes Transportation, Private Guide, Lunch, Tours
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15
9:30am ----- Board Coaches for Short Transfer to Old Navy Shipyard
10:00am --- Driving Tour of Shipyard
10:30am --- Depart Shipyard
11:00am --- Return to Hotel
$15.00/Person Includes Luxury Motor Coach Transportation
6:00pm ---- Original Southern Poolside Cookout at the Town and Country Hotel $30.00/Person
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