year the Dillenbeck Reunion Planning Board attempts to plan the next year’s
Reunion with the hope that the program will appeal to as many family members as
possible. We are fully aware that our announcements are mailed great distances
and that many people cannot make the trip even though they might like to come.
We understand and want to continue sending Reunion information to anyone who
appreciates receiving it. We would like to increase attendance at the Reunion so
please feel free to make suggestions about programming, location, speakers,
music, date and time of Reunion events or anything else that might be appealing
to more folks.
This year the entire 2 day event will be held in Fort Plain, NY
to take advantage of their celebration of the 1780 “Holding Down the Fort”
Days. By the first of July, plans for that celebration will be firm and if
anyone wants a schedule of activities, please call or write Rose Dillenbeck,
Secretary for the Dillenbeck Reunion, 177 Haskins Road, Johnson City, NY 13790,
E-Mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Phone # (607)748-0001.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6:
Museum, NYS Rt. 5S, west of Ft. Plain
Meet at 11AM at Museum for “Holding
Down the Fort” day activities that will be centered at the Museum. This
special celebration will be held from about noon to 9PM.
Some events are still in the planning stages
so the following list of activities is not firm.
Re-enactors from the Tryon
County Militia will be camped out for the weekend. The planners are contacting
additional militia groups within a 60-mile radius and are hoping to draw
several groups including fife and drum corps and, if possible, stage a skirmish.
Vendors include candle makers &
a tinker; activities include a slide presentation on Molly Brant; children’s
games and more.
There will be information on &/or representation from area
historic sites and a display for the Mohawk Valley Museum’s Consortium.
Currently, there are verbal commitments from Fort Johnson, Schoharie Crossing
and Kanatsiohareke (Mohawk Indians) and more are being sought.
The new addition
to Fort Plain Museum will house its first exhibit commemorating the Burning of
the Valley raids of 1780.
There may be a local food vendor and there are
negotiations for a Blue Grass musical group for the evening.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 7:
- Meet at Wiles Park at 9 AM - bring pictures, visit, meet relatives
- Covered dish lunch at 12 noon followed by business meeting
Directions to Wiles Park:
- I-90 Thruway Exit 29
- From NYS Rt. 5S, turn left (south) on Main St.
- Go about 6 blocks to Upper Main St
- Turn Right on High St.
- Go to flashing light and cemetery, then turn left
- Bear right into Wiles Park (Dillenbeck reunion is at picnic shelter
To register, please complete the registration
form, print it and mail to Treasurer Kevin Dillenbeck, 3062 Tr. 169, Little
Falls, NY 13365.
For more information, contact:
Rose A. Dillenbeck, Sec'y.
177 Haskins Rd.
Johnson City, NY 13790