Members of the Dawson
and Arbuthnot Families


held a
Family Reunion

on 21 May, 2005 9:00 AM

City Park, New Orleans, Louisiana

The Arbuthnots who organised this are those on Table 3
shown as descendants of Nolan Arbuthnot, son of James Lycurgus Arbuthnot. 
They are connected to the Dawson family, as shown
www.kittybrewster.com/members/table_03.htm

WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP!
We are looking for all family members.
Please give our email address to any family members.
And send information to:
arbuthnotdawson@arbuthnot.org

THE COMMITTEE PLANNED A FUN-FILLED WEEKEND.

     
 

The agenda for the family spirited weekend started on Saturday, May 21, 2005 with a family picnic in the City Park. The park has many activities for all. We had a shelter reserved along with tables and chairs.

FOR THE KIDS: There was a space walk and other rides to keep the kids twisting, turning, whirling and
twirling within the live oaks of the Hines Carousel Gardens include a Ferris wheel, mini Ferris wheel,
bumper cars, antique cars, helicopter ride, bumper cars, tilt-a-whirl, Tornado, 40-foot fun slide,
umbrella cars, Friends Castle, Live Oak Lady Bug roller coaster and two miniature trains that tour the park.

FOR THE ADULTS: We had an enjoyable time planned including “Get Acquainted Activities”,
games, fishing, boating, football, softball, soccer, etc.

There was also good food, music, etc all day.

On Sunday, May 22nd, they enjoyed an all you can eat family breakfast.
They then attended a church service with their honoree Inez Dawson Cage (the last living child of Pink and Vennie Arbuthnot-Dawson of
Dawson, Woodville, Ms., (Locus Hill & Milbrook Plantations).

 
     

Afterwards, delegates returned to their various homes looking forward to the next family reunion.

     
 

THE PARK

Picnic Shelters- Located throughout the Park, shelter amenities
include electricity, restrooms, water and picnic tables.

FOR THE KIDS:
Storyland
Storyland Hours and Fees
Puppet shows included with admittance Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 10:30 a.m.
and Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m., 2 & 4 p.m.
Wednesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m  to 5 p.m.

Other rides to keep you twisting, turning, whirling and twirling within the live oaks of the Hines Carousel Gardens include a Ferris wheel, mini Ferris wheel, bumper cars, antique cars, helicopter ride, bumper cars, tilt-a-whirl, Tornado, 40-foot fun slide, umbrella cars, Friends Castle, Live Oak Lady Bug roller coaster and two miniature trains that tour the park.
Wednesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

FOR RECREATION, CITY PARK INCLUDES: Golf, Football, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Boating & Fishing

 
     

ABOUT OUR HONOREE                   INEZ DAWSON CAGE:
Inez Dawson Cage (born Woodville, Mississippi 4 July 19??) is the daughter of the late
Pink & Vennie Arbuthnot Dawson. She is the youngest of nine children.

CONGRATULATIONS TO:
Ayanna Barnes-James and Marquita Sparks for winning movie tickets.

CALLING ALL ARBUTHNOT and DAWSON RELATIONS

City Park is a beautiful park in the heart of the Big Easy. It's a great place for a family with lots of activities for all ages. For the kids, there is a space walk and other rides to keep the kids twisting, turning, whirling and twirling within the live oaks of the Hines Carousel Gardens include a ferris wheel, mini ferris wheel, bumper cars, antique cars, helicopter ride, tilt-a-wheel, tornado, 40 foot fun slide, umbrella cars, friends castle, live oak lady bug roller coaster and two miniature trains that tour the entire park. For the adults, we have an enjoyable time planned including "Get Acquainted Activities", games, fishing, boating, football, softball, soccer, etc. You can read more about City Park on the web at http://www.neworleanscitypark.com/

Your family reunion contacts are:
Linda Brown-Lewis (Linda_lewis@fmi.com) daughter of the late Jessie Dawson Brown
and Dawn Keller (dawn_keller@deltaqueen.com   dkeller504@msn.com ) granddaughter of Inez Dawson Cage.
They have agreed to be the contact people for this event.
We will enclose a list of other members for additional contact.

Claudette Singleton Oubre (coubre@catholicmutual.org)   (granddaughter of the late Willie Dawson Gibbs) at (504) 246-9475 is working hard to organize activities for the reunion.

Julie Hadaira (sing8111@bellsouth.net) will take care of any special dietary needs.

Now is the time to let us know how many will be coming from your family. It is important for us to get a preliminary count so that we can arrange for group activities. Please print this page and then fill out the information below, cut this portion off and return it by July 15th. In the alternative you can just cut and paste it into a notepade text file, fill out the information and cut and paste that into an email and send it to us. For your convenience, please send any questions, comments or ideas to our email: arbuthnotdawsonreunion@hotmail.com or check us out on the web at http://www.arbuthnot.org/2005_JLA.htm

  COSTS  
  Adults over 65 $35  
  Other adults $40  
  Tens aged 13 - 17 $20  
  Children 5 - 12 $15  
  Children under 5 free  

This fee will cover the Family Picnic (with catered food), which will be a fun-filled time full of delicious foods, drinks, good music and get-acquainted activities, a Reunion Tee Shirt and All You Can Eat Buffet breakfast. Personal checks are preferred.

More specific information, including instructions for making reservations, will be sent shortly. We look forward to seeing you at the Gathering,

Reunion Committee.

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Family Contact Name: ________________________________________
Phone Number: ______________________
Address: _________________________
City: _____________________________
State/Zip: _________________________
Email Address: __________________________________

Return to:
Linda Lewis
c/o Dawn Keller
7924 Nevada Street
Metairie, Louisiana 70003


____ YES,we will come! How many: Adults _____ Teens _____ Kids

____ Maybe, we are not sure.

____ No, we won't be able to make it.

Hope to see you there!

Monique

 

Please mail your registration form and fees to: Linda Brown-Lewis (daughter of the late Jessie Dawson Brown) at the address listed on the registration form. For your convenience, please send any questions, comments or ideas to our email: arbuthnotdawsonreunion@hotmail.com OR call Claudette Oubre. Second, if necessary make room reservations. Please let us know if you need any assistance. Please register soon; this helps us to make realistic plans. If something happens later and you cannot attend, we will refund as much of your registration fee as we can, barring commitments we’ve made to the vendors. Your family reunion contacts are: Carolyn Benjamin (daughter of Inez Dawson Cage)- (Asst. Treasurer) Tameka Benjamin (granddaughter of Inez Dawson Cage) - (Committee Assistant) Dawn Keller (granddaughter of Inez Dawson Cage)- (dkeller504@msn.com ) - Secretary Linda Lewis (daughter of the late Jessie Dawson Brown)- (Linda_lewis@fmi.com ) Treasurer Monique Minor (granddaughter of the late Jessie Dawson Brown) - (Monique.minor@cox.net ) Announcements, newsletters, etc Cynthia Nicks (Lanie) (daughter of the late Hebert Dawson) - Cynthia_nicks@nops.k12.la.us ) Food Service Claudette Oubre (coubre@catholicmutual.org ) -(granddaughter of the late Willie Dawson Gibbs) Activities Coordinator Pat Tillman (granddaughter of the late Willie Dawson Gibbs) - (ptillman@hano.org ) Location Coordinator
YOUR CHECKLIST: __ March 7th Mail in registration confirmation and fees We look forward to seeing you at the reunion, Claudette, Cynthia (Lanie), Carolyn, Dawn, Linda, Monique, Pat, & Tameka ARBUTHNOT DAWSON REGISTRATION Return to: Linda Lewis 7924 Nevada Street Metairie, Louisiana 70003 Please return by March 7, 2005. Make your check payable to: Arbuthnot Dawson Family Reunion Mail payments to the address listed above or deposit at a Hibernia National Bank (Account Number: 2039******). Family Contact Name: Phone Number & Email Address: Address: City: State: Zip: Number of people Cost per person Sub Total Adults (Ages 18 - 64) $40 each Teens (Ages 13 - 17) $20 each Children (Ages 3 - 12) $15 each Seniors (Age 65+) $35 each Hotel/Car Rental Assistance? YES (Please specify # of nights and car type) NO . Please list the names of each person you are registering and their T-Shirt Size (Child - S, M, L,) (Adult - S, M, L, XL) For additional sizes, (XXL add $1.50, XXXL $2.50 and XXXXL $3.50) Name: Adult / Teen / Child T-Shirt Size___________ Name: Adult / Teen / Child T-Shirt Size___________ Name: Adult / Teen / Child T-Shirt Size___________ Name: Adult / Teen / Child T-Shirt Size___________ Name: Adult / Teen / Child T-Shirt Size___________


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