2006 Reunion for Crew, Family and Friends of
USS William C. Miller DE-259

Dear Fellow Shipmates and Families, Itís time again to get together, tell stories, rekindle old friendships, make new friends and new memories at the annual
U.S.S. William C. Miller, DE-259 Reunion
Please join us this year in Parkersburg, W.V.
Oct. 11th - 15th, 2006 at the Wingate Inn

The Parkersburg area has many things to offer. A couple of outings that you might want to join us for include (click links to view)
-The Fenton Art Glass Factory and Tour

-Hollís Chocolate Factory Tour and Tasting, no charge .

-Boat trip to Blennerhasset Island on the Ohio River with tour available of the rebuilt mansion and grounds.

-Plus, many restaurants to choose fromÖ.

Please contact this yearís Host, Linda Bunnell (304)375-6420, or
(email:  Linda   daughter of Eugene (Smitty) Schmidt, for details and any questions or updates.

We look forward to seeing you in Parkersburg

The Wingate Inn
1502 Grand Central Ave.
Vienna/Parkersburg, WV 26105
Call (304) 295-5501 for reservations
*Room rate is $65 per night.
*Includes free continental breakfast, free internet access, pool/jacuzzi, and fitness center.

For those flying in,

Charleston W.V. (CRW) airport is a 60 Ė 90 minute drive.

Columbus, OH (CMH) airport is about a two hour drive.

Local airport is Wood County (#5 below)

Directions from:

1.    North
I-77 South to Exit 179. Follow SR 68 South to SR 14 North. Follow SR 14 North 1.5 miles. Hotel is on the right adjacent to Lowes Home Improvement.

2.    South
I-77 North to Exit 179. Follow SR 68 South to SR 14 North. Follow SR 14 North 1.5 miles. Hotel is on the right adjacent to Lowes Home Improvement.

3.    East
SR 50 West to I-77 North Exit 179. Follow SR 68 South to SR 14 North. Follow SR 14 North 1.5 miles. Hotel is adjacent to Lowes Home Improvement.

4.    West
SR 50 East to SR 14 North. in downtown Parkersburg. Follow SR 14 North 2.5 miles. Hotel is adjacent to Lowes Home Improvement.

5.    Airport
SR 2 to SR 68 South to SR 14 North. Follow SR 14 North 1.5 miles. Hotel is on right adjacent to Lowes Home Improvement.



REUNION AGENDA
(subject to change)

Oct. 10/11    Check Ė in

Oct. 11   5pm    Get Reacquainted Social

Oct. 12    Fenton Art Glass Factory and Free Tour And/Or Hollís Chocolate Factory

Oct. 13    Afternoon in Marietta Ohio. Wine tasting with cheese, dessert and tour, $ 5.00 per person at The Wine Cellar. There are many quaint shops on Front Street to browse. Some may want to shop while the others enjoy the wine shop or do a little bit of both. They will set up tables for our group.

The Marietta VFW will serve dinner for a very reasonable price and their food is great. On Friday nights, they have karaoke which might be fun, as well!

Oct. 14    Boat tour to Blennerhassett Island which is $8.00 for the boat ride and $3.00 to tour the Blennerhassett Mansion.

Evening Farewell event


Oct. 15    Check out


Please help us keep our roster up to date by completing our
INFORMATION SURVEY

Name of Shipmate:_______________________________________

Deceased ? No ______ or Yes______, Date _______

Address of Shipmate or his family: ______________________________________________________
Phone ( )_______________

E-mail: _____________________

Spouse name: _________________________________

Contact person/Next of kin __________________________

Will you be attending this yearís reunion? Yes ___ No ____

Comments: ___________________________________________ ______________________________________________________

Please fill out survey and Fax to: (877)571-1820 or Mail to : Linda Bunnell
85 Greenwood Drive, Williamstowne, WV 26187
Or phone info to: Linda (304)375-6420
Or e-mail to it to: Linda

Hey families, have you seen the U.S.S. William C. Miller website? You might see a familiar face or two! Check it out, click the "Return" button.
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Dick Eckersall, plank owner of DE-259 KA6RRU
last updated 08/16/06