Events


July 20, 2018 - 12:00 am

Moss Point

2018 Whitley Collins Family Reunion

The Whitley Collins Family Reunion will be held on July 20 – 22, 2018, in Moss Point, Mississippi. Moss Point is a few minutes from Gulfport and Biloxi, Mississippi, where there are tourist areas with casinos, beaches and some of the best food in the deep South. See event details below.

IMPORTANT LINKS: 


Whitley Collins Descendants @ www.facebook.com/whitley.descendentsPlease visit Whitley Collins Desendants on Facebook for official and updated information on the Whitley Collins Family Reunion. www.facebook.com/whitley.descendents


PRELIMINARY AGENDA
2018 WHITLEY-COLLINS FAMILY REUNION


EARLY ARRIVAL
THURSDAY – JULY 19TH
5:30 PM

 

Arriving early for the Family Reunion?

PENDING: Contact Ruth Spillers for information on whether the optional fellowship dinner will be held this year.

This Thursday event is not mandatory.

DAY 1
FRIDAY – JULY 20TH
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

  

Hotel Check-in & Registration: Registration from 9 am until 4pm at the host hotel, the Comfort Inn, for all family members.
Morning through
Afternoon

Friday Morning and Afternoon

Fellowship, gift and t-shirt bag distribution, shopping, touring, casino hopping, meet and greet going on simultaneously with registration. This is an on your own session.

Friday Night Family Awards Banquet

Theme: All That Glitters is Gold

Friday Night:  Family Awards Banquet. Whitley/Collins descendents walking the red carpet. Semi formal. 

Banquet Attire: Dress Your Best But Don’t Stress. The dress attire for Friday night’s, July 20, 2018, banquet dinner is semi-formal, colors gold; i.e., dressy evening wear, church clothes, etc. Look nice folks!

Men, please do not come wearing a T-Shirt to the banquet affair.

Friday, After the
Banquet
Friday’s After Hour Events​ – To Be Announced

  • Option 1:  Night Out on the Town: Cruising the Coast,  Entertainment for the children on the coast, if enough money is paid for that occasion.
  • Option 2:  After Hours Entertainment:  For those that don’t want to do the night out on the town, after hours entertainment will be sponsored by Shelia Whitley and Sweet Lou Dunbar, both of Houston, Texas. Lou, our personal Harlem Globetrotter famous player and now head coach, will be responsible for that phase of the reunion each night. It will be cards, dominoes, music, jokes, light refreshments, bingo, etc.
DAY 2
SATURDAY – JULY 21TH
7:00 AM to 12:00 PM

 

Saturday Morning and Afternoon

  • 7:00 AM Until 9:00 AM:  Breakfast at all hotels
  • 9:00 AM Until 12:00 PM:  On your own cruising the coast, shopping or fellowship at picnic site.
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

 

Indoor Picnic at Pelican Landing Conference Center

All of our picnics are held inside. If you want to go outside, it is beautiful and hot, we will see you later inside.

Picnic Attire:  Picnic attire, family T-Shirts, jeans or pants.

Picnic Theme:  We Are family.

7:00PM Talent and Fashion Show Night – Saturday, July 21, 2018

Theme:  Walking the red carpet. Nice casual attire.

Saturday, After the Talent / Fashion Show

 

Saturday’s After Hour Events – To Be Announced

Option 1 – Cruising the Coast for the Casino People:  You people can casino all night if you want to. We have the Golden Nugget, the Palace, Hard Rock, Beau Rivage, Treasure Bay, Boomtown, Island View, Scarlet Pearl, the IP Casino and Harrah’s,  all in a row and easy to get to. They are not far from the reunion center.  If you don’t get enough there and survive with your money, there are two more that I cant name at this time. I think the Silver Slipper or something like that and one more. The others I named are all on the beach and 3 on the Back Bay, that is still a mile for the others.

Option 2 – After-Hour Entertainment:  It will be back to the Comfort Inn with Lou Dunbar and Sheila Whitley for after hours entertainment. That is, if you survive them the first night. They take no prisoners. You got to be in good shape to hang with them. Lou never sleeps.

DAY 3

SUNDAY – JULY 22TH

Sunday Morning Final Hugs and Kisses; Travel Prayer & Goodbyes

Sunday morning special prayer breakfast at the Comfort Inn to be announced.

LATE DEPARTURES
MONDAY – JULY 18TH
Monday Holdovers

Some family may be staying until Monday. Contact Ruth Spillers for more information.

 


FEES


REUNION FEES

T-SHIRT FEES

Age Group

Age 19 and over

Ages 13 – 18

Ages 6 – 12

Ages 0 – 5

Cost Per Person

$100.00

$50.00

$25.00

$0.00

Sizes

Adult Small to XL

Adult 2X

Adult 3X

Adult 4X

Adult 5X

Adult 6X

Cost Each

$10.00

$12.00

$14.00

$16.00

$18.00

$20.00

T-Shirt fees are not included in reunion fees. No children’s T-Shirt sizes. Per Ruth Spillers “add two (2) dollars each as size increases after 3X”. www.facebook.com/whitley.descendents/posts/1755493334515591

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