Who: All Soule cousins, family and friends are welcome
What: The 2005 Soule Kindred in America Reunion
When: June 22, 2005 - June 26, 2005
Where: Hutchinson, Kansas
Why: To have a good time, get to know your cousins, explore new areas, and maybe learn about family.
Host: Chris Hill, 620-663-7288, or email@example.com
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
2:00 - 5:00 Check in at the Hampton Inn
6:00 Dinner "on your own" as a group at the Carriage Crossing in Yoder, KS
8:00-10:00 Hospitality Room will be open if there is an interest
Thursday, June 23, 2005 (Pioneers)
Breakfast:Continental Breakfast is available at the Hampton Inn
7:45 a.m. Board a Motor Coach to go to Dodge City, KS
10:00-12:00 Self-guided tour of Boot Hill Museum
Relive the legend in a western history village museum.
12:00-12:30 Re-enactment of the Gunfight
12:30-1:30 Lunch at the Museum
1:30 Guided tour of historic Dodge City: The tour includes historical downtown Dodge, the cattle industry, Fort Dodge and the Santa Fe Trail historical area.
We will also learn about Asa T. Soule who left his mark on Dodge City.
5:00 Begin the journey back to Hutchinson
Friday, June 24, 2005
9:00 a.m. Board Meeting
Tour of the historic Fox Theater, an Art Deco Theater that has recently been renovated.
Time on your own to explore Hutchinson and the surrounding area:
Antique District, Play golf, Explore the Amish community of Yoder
6:00 Dinner "on your own" as a group at the Anchor Inn
Saturday, June 25, 2005 (Planets)
9:00 a.m. General Meeting of the Kindred
We'll spend the day at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. Included are the Hall of Space Museum, Planetarium show, Omnimax show, and Dr. Goddard's Lab.
6:00 Annual Banquet
Sunday, June 26, 2005
Worship at First Presbyterian Church with Reverend Tim Soule, then say our good-byes until next year.
PIONEERS TO PLANETS
Soule Kindred in America
I look forward to having the Soule Kindred come and "Share Our Space" as we have a "Party on the Prairie" in Hutchinson, KS. A tentative schedule is included.
We will spend some time learning about the pioneers of the "Old West" as well as a "Soule connection" with Dodge City. To give you a bit of a teaser, Asa T. Soule left an impression on Dodge City. I say this literally and figuratively. He was instrumental in the Eureka Irrigation Company that was going to move water from the Arkansas River to help the farmers. The canal that was dug was known as the "Soule Ditch" or "Soule Folly".
We will also explore the Planets with a trip to the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. The Cosmosphere is said to be second only to the Smithsonian in space artifacts. This day will include the museum, a planetarium show, an Omnimax show, and a visit to Dr. Goddard's Lab.
The Reunion Headquarters will be at the Hampton Inn 1401 ½ E 11th Hutchinson, KS. Reservations should be made through the hotel, not the national number to get the special rate. That number is 620-665-9800. There is a block of rooms that will be held until May 22nd under Soule Kindred. Rates for 1-4 people are: 1. King room-79.95 tax; 2 Queen room--$84.95 tax.
They also have a few that are "family suites" and "Jacuzzi suites". The family is one room with 2 queen beds and a hide-a-bed. Other accommodations are available. RV hookups are available at the Kansas State Fair Grounds, 620-669-3600. There are other motels for which I can provide information.
Mid-Continent Airport, Wichita Kansas is approximately 50 miles from Hutchinson. Wichita is served by AirTran, Allegiant, America West, American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, and United.S alina Airport is 60 miles north of Hutchinson. It is served by a regional carrier of USAir.
Other possibilities are Kansas City, approximately 3 ½ -4 hours away and Oklahoma City, also 3 ½ to 4 hours.
Late June has an average low of 66 and an average high of 90.
I would like to introduce the idea of having a silent auction as a benefit for the Scholarship Fund. Do you have something that you would donate? Contact me at 620-663-7288 or firstname.lastname@example.org.