December 28, 2018 (Arrival) – January 2, 2019 (Departure)
THE VINEYARDS RV PARK
N. 2647 US-87
Jim and Tina Hoover would like to invite the Traveling Supremes and their guests to the beautiful Texas Hill Country for our annual New Year’s gathering. We will bring in the new year at The Vineyards of Fredericksburg RV park. Please call 830-992-1237 to make your reservation. The dates are Dec. 28th check in and Jan. 2nd check out. If you wish to come early or leave late the manager tells me that they will extend the rally rate of $40 per night for a day or two. We have 15 sites blocked off for a time but we need 10 to have use of the hall, so call soon!
Park web site is here. There will be more on the agenda at a later date.
Save this date! Jim & Tina Hoover have volunteered to host our New Year’s Rally/Gathering. It will be December 28th – January 2nd and will be held at The Vineyards RV Park in Fredericksburg. Thanks to Jim & Tina for stepping up as this is one of the most popular Traveling Supremes yearly events. More specific information will be provided in the future.
John Brandon passed away last Tuesday night of a heart attack, like his father. Funeral arrangements are as follows. There will be visitation at Rector funeral home Sunday, June 10th from 3-7. Funeral will be Monday June 11th , 10am at Dreamland Cemetery, in Canyon, TX. The graveside will be with full military honors.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to CASA Amarillo (click here). This is a wonderful child advocacy organization. Any flowers received will be donated to the Ussery Roan retirement home for Veterans and to the Veterans hospital in Amarillo, following the service.
It is with saddened heart that we inform you of the sudden passing of fellow Travel Supreme member John Brandon. John always was a fun person to be with and the life of any rally. He loved playing dominoes with the guys in the club (even though he never won). He always had a kind word for everyone and enjoyed meeting new people. His skills as a singer, reciter of poetry, and all around good guy will be sorely missed at future rallies.
John was very active with rendering Military Honor Funerals. As of last end year, he had given military honors at around 700 funerals. We have seen him sing the national Anthem during Military Appreciation Day at civic events. He loved God and country.
His friends, Don and Betty Smith in Amarillo, are making final arrangements. His cremated remains will be lain to rest with Military Honors on Friday, June 8th. A memorial will be held at a later date. Details are still being finalized but Don and Betty Smith may be reached at (806) 570-8056.
May he rest in peace. We will miss him.
Hiking near Buena Vista last year
Singing at a recent New Years Rally
Singing the National Anthem on Military Appreciation Day during a local hockey game
Special notice for those attending the Mt. Vernon, KY Tag-Along:
There will be music events during our stay! One of these will be The Charlie Daniels Band playing on June 29th. Tickets can be purchased (and seats selected) online by clicking here. Some of our group have reserved seats FF 2&4, GG 2&4 and GG 113&114. Join us!
It is with great sadness I inform you that Bill Waters, past president of the Traveling Supremes, has passed away from cancer at the age of 89. The funeral arrangement is incomplete at this time, but the visitation will be Tuesday May 29th, from 5:00-7:00 pm at Zachery United Methodist Church in Zachery, Louisiana. The funeral will be on Wednesday, 30th, but the time has not been set.
If you plan on attending the funeral, you may call the funeral home at 225-654-4480 later today or Monday for the time. You may read the obituary on line by logging on the internet by clicking here to see all the accomplishments he achieved in his lifetime. News about Geneva is that she is in the nursing home and not in good health.
Please pray for the family during this time of great loss of such an outstanding man. We all loved his wit and leadership while members of our club.
As posted in Rallies, the 2018 General Business Meeting and Rally will be held October 10-14, 2018 and hosted by President, Gail Smith. We will stay at the Cowtown RV Park, the address is 7000 Interstate 20 East (exit 418), Aledo, Texas. Spots are being held for us until September 15. You may reserve by calling 817-441- 7878 and talk to Jaynie. She has a special section for 40-45 foot rigs. Rally rate is $31 per night and includes rally room.
There are obviously lots of fun things to do in the Fort Worth/Weatherford area.
Tentative plans are to visit the Railhead Smokehouse for barbecue and music, have free time to visit the Texas State Fair or museum area of Fort Worth, take a Fort Worth tour by bus, including the Stockyards Parade, visit the Vintage Car museum and Chandor Gardens in Weatherford. Of course we will have our annual club financed catered meal at the business meeting, with lots of other good meals at restaurants, camp and more!
There will be no rally fee, although there may be a small charge for the bus and garden
tours. More details and reservations for tours when we are closer to the event.