The Chautauqua (NY) Whipples will be holding their 97th reunion at Midway State Park again this year (the same as in the recent past). The park is located on the scenic shores of Lake Chautauqua in western New York State.
The Chautauqua Whipples are primarily the descendants of Deacon James Whipple and Persis Sheldon. (See their descendants in the Whipple Database.)
This year President Jerry Stearns has reserved Shelter Pavilion #5 (different from last year). The shelter is reserved from 9AM until 6PM, so you can come early. (The reunion officially starts at 12 noon. The blessing and start of the meal will be at 1:00 p.m.)
Please bring a lawn chair to ensure you will have a seat.
Food: The Whipple Reunion will provide coffee and lemonade. Bring your own dish to pass along and your own table service. Those coming long distances can stop at the supermarket for convenience food, possibly a salad, cake, chips, fried chicken, pizza, etc.
Expenses: There will be a free will offering at the food serving table. Don’t forget the Chinese auction. Bring your knickknacks and fascinating items for the auction. (The hosts have expenses; we should reimburse them for reservations and advertising.)
For more information about the reunion or the newsletter, contact Kenneth L. Vogt.