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Saturday, February 11, 2023

2023 REUNION NEWS: Sons and Daughters of Douglass Get Together

Your Sons and Daughters of Douglass Alumni Association is planning a big "WELCOME HOME" celebration reunion this coming summer!

Please circle Friday June 30th.... Saturday, July 1st.... and Sunday, July 2nd on your calendars.  Like everything else, COVID 19 shut us down two years ago, meaning we haven't seen each other IN FOUR YEARS!  It's time to relax, refresh, and renew  our high school, elementary and neighborhood friendships.

Please let us know that you are coming by sending in your alumni dues, so we can get an accurate count of how much food to provide.


At 4 PM on Friday June 30th, you can register for the reunion and come together for our "Meet-N-Greet" in the Douglass Community Room at the V.O. Dobbins, Sr. Complex (you remember where that is... it's the old Douglass High School, 301 Louis Street).

From 6 PM to 11 PM, we'll have our popular Sock-Hop in a familiar place:  the old Douglass Gymnasium (remember when it didn't have air conditioning and all that hot air had to rise up through the windows at the top of the gym?  Oh.. the room has air conditioning now)  Crowd favorite D-J Jeremy Ford is going to crank up the songs of yesteryear to see if you still have some "razzle-dazzle" in yo castle."

On Saturday, July 1st, we're hoping to find out who the best golfer might be among the alumni, with a possible golf tournament (anyone who can help organize that, drop Doug Releford a line at 423-914-1461).  Shotgun start would be around 8 AM or 8:30.

Later on Saturday from 12 Noon to about 3 PM, it's the perennial "Douglass Field Day Cookout Gathering."  That's planned for Borden Park because of all the outdoor activities we can do there.

Our Douglass Reunion Banquet kicks off at 7 PM on Saturday in the Douglass Community Room with guest speakers, a good banquet meal and other activities, followed by dance music again from D-J Jeremy Ford.  That'll run until you run out of gas!

At 11 AM on Sunday, July 2nd, you're free to attend the church service of your choice, and at 3PM, the Douglass Memorial Service will begin, our location TBA, where we will honor the memories of those Douglass Tigers who have left us.

We do ask that, as always, don't forget your Douglass Alumni Association dues, which are $50.00 a year.  Please make your check or money order out to Sons and Daughters of Douglass, and mail it along with your contact information to:

Sons and Daughters of Douglass, 301 Louis Street, Ste. 304, Kingsport, TN 37660.  

This helps us defray the cost of the reunion and provides us funds for benevolence programs and services in the Riverview community.  Again, it also gives us an accurate account of who's coming.

Again, please make your plans now to come home and fellowship with your Douglass-Riverview family.  Who knows where we'll be in two more years?  Do you want to take that chance?  Come on home.. you're always welcome at home!

Our secretary Charlotte Maxwell checked around for hotel rates.  Here's what she found:  

The Holiday Inn: Standard room $125.00 per night, plus 16% tax.  Suite $135 per night and add on 16% tax, along with Continental Breakfast, plus fresh fruit/indoor pool (NEEDS AT LEAST 2 MONTHS NOTICE TO BLOCK).

The Hampton Inn: $149.00 per night plus a 16% tax for king or double bed/pool and Continental Breakfast.

Quality Inn:  3 nights plus a 16% tax is $368.95 total, Suites 3 nights with the 16% tax is $601.51 total, plus pool/breakfast. 

Comfort Inn, 115.00 per night with the 16% tax added is $133.98 total, Double $479.68 total with the 16% tax added, /Single $448.23 total for three nights, single $401.94 total for three nights both with the 16% tax added, heated pool, breakfast, NEED CONFIRMATION BEFORE APRIL.

Fairfield Inn: normally $164.00 per night.  Any rooms that we block, will be $129.00 ($150 plus the tax).  Full breakfast-juice bar, waffles, indoor pool, outdoor heated pool.  MUST BLOCK EARLY APRIL.  DHS Alumni must be identified with a code given to them by the Douglass Board.  THIS ONE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY THE BOARD BECAUSE OF PRICE AND AMENITIES.

Any questions, call Charlotte, 423-967-0536