The Poindexter Family Reunion
Image of tall masted ships tied to a dock during colonial times.
June 25 - 28, 2009
Corinth, Mississippi & Shiloh National Military Park

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Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, June 22 – 24

For Those Arriving Early, Free Time, On Your Own). Bill and Kay Poindexter will arrive by Monday, June 22nd. Kay’s Cell phone (619) 559-2629 or Bill’s (619) 206-3139. Meals are on your own. Dinner is informal and Dutch treat at a local restaurant, and anyone interested, meet in the hotel lobby at 6:30 pm, each evening. There is a Ruby Tuesday just a few steps across the parking lot. Any other local restaurant requires transportation.

WELCOME BAGS WILL HAVE BEEN PLACED IN YOUR ROOM BY HOTEL STAFF. The bags were prepared by the Corinth Tourism Office and will contain information on attractions and dining, as well as a coupon book for discounts.

THURSDAY, June 25

(Official Reunion Opening Day)

8:30 am – 12:00 Noon –The Family Room is open and Reunion Checkin. Check in begins in the Family Room located in the EconoLodge next door to the Holiday Inn. Since the two were once one hotel, it is about five steps from one to the other, either front door to front door or out the door in the breakfast bar area and into the lobby next door.

11:00 pm – 3:30 pm– GOLF OUTING at Shiloh Ridge Athletic Club, 3303 Shiloh Ridge Road in Corinth, for both spouses, male, female and younger family members.  Golfers need to be at the Club by 10:45 a.m.  Green fees are $31.00.  Contact Joe Poindexter for further information – Joe’s cell number is (501) 984-0892.

12:00 Noon – 1:30 pm – Free Time and Lunch: At a local restaurant.

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Family room is open for visiting and Reunion registration/check in.

5:00 pm – Dinner: For those who asked to be included in the group dinner (Dutch treat), meet in lobby to Carpool to Martha’s Menu (don’t forget your car flag).   On Thursday evening there is “pickin on the square” beginning at 7:00 p.m. You can eat at a downtown Corinth restaurant and then continue to the square to hear some bluegrass. Bring a lawn chair or sit on benches in the square or on the courthouse steps. Pickin takes place directly across from Borroums Drugstore, which is an excellent choice for dining. It is the oldest drug store in Mississippi and features the famous “slug burger”. Also, it has a working soda fountain for some old fashioned dining.

8:30 pm – 9:30 pm – PDA Executive Board of Directors Meeting (Room TBA)

8:00 pm – Until – Visit in the Poindexter Family Room, Find a little nightlife with a Poindexter cousin, or retire for the night.

FRIDAY, June 26

BUS TOUR – Beginning at 8:30 AM – SHARP!!

Bus will arrive at the hotel at 8:00 am and departs promptly at 8:30am, do not be late. The Corinth Visitors Bureau will provide step-on guide for the tour as well as bottled water.

8:30 a.m. Depart for the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center

8:45 – 9:45 a.m. Tour the Interpretive Center with interpretation by the Ranger on duty.
For six months in 1862, Corinth, a critical railroad junction and second only to Richmond in military importance, captured the full attention of a divided nation. Today, one of the National Park Service's newest visitor centers interprets the key role of Corinth, Mississippi, in the Civil War's western theater. The 15,000 sq. ft. facility features interactive exhibits, a multimedia presentation on the Battle of Shiloh, and a video on the Battle of Corinth. The center stands near the site of Battery Robinett, a Union fortification which was an important site of some of the bloody fighting during the October 1862 Battle of Corinth. At the building entrance, visitors pass six bronze Civil War soldiers marching into the center at the double-quick. Full-scale reproductions of earthworks explain the importance of field fortifications. An extensive courtyard exhibit is home to a water feature commemorating one hundred years of American history. The interpretive center houses a seventy-five-seat auditorium, public research library, and a Civil War bookstore.

9:45 – 10:15 Tour the Crossroads Museum at the Depot
Serving as the hub of historical information for the area, the Crossroads Museum invites visitors to view its permanent exhibits dealing with Civil War, Railroad, Aviation, Business/Industry and Pre-History/Archeology. Spend time in the adjacent galleries which offer special rotating exhibits. The Museum also offers a gift shop and the Margaret Greene Rogers Research Library. www.crossroadsmuseum.com

10:15 Driving tour of other sites of interest in Corinth.

10:45 Depart for Shiloh

11:30 Lunch: Hagy’s Catfish Hotel

At the Catfish Hotel on the Tennessee River, established in 1938. (Located just outside the boundaries of the Shiloh National Military Park, this eatery was once named one of the top catfish restaurants in the entire USA.)  [ web site ]

MENU
Chicken Tenders/Country Ham/and All you care to eat of their world famous southern style fried whole catfish along with Hush Puppies and Biscuits, Choice of salad or slaw, Choice of Baked Potato or French Fries.

After Lunch: Bloody Shiloh - tour Shiloh Battlefield
“No soldier who took part in the two day’s engagement at Shiloh ever spoiled for a fight again,” recalled one Union veteran. “We wanted a square, stand-up fight [and] got all we wanted of it.” Besides preserving the site of the bloody April 1862 battle in Tennessee, the park commemorates the subsequent siege, battle, and occupation of the key railroad junction at nearby Corinth, Mississippi.
  [ web site ]

Return to hotel by 5:00 p.m.

Dinner and Evening:

6:00pm: For those who selected the Friday Dinner on their registration, meet in the Family Room at 6:00 p.m. for Pizza and Subs, catered by the Pizza Grocery, a local restaurant. Those not registering for the Friday Dinner may meet in hotel lobby at 6:30 pm to either cross the parking lot to Ruby Tuesday’s or to car pool to another restaurant.

8:00 – Until ? – Visit in the Poindexter Family Room, Find a little Nightlife with a Poindexter Cousin, or Retire for the Night.

SATURDAY, June 14

7:00 am – 8: 15 am Breakfast at our hotel or local restaurant

8:30 am – 9:30 am General PDA Membership Meeting in the Family Room

9:30 am – 4:00 pm Free time to explore Corinth. Or, visit with Poindexter cousins in the Family Room.

10:00 am - Car Pool to Purgamus Cemetery in Hardin County, TN where several Poindexters are buried. This cemetery dates to 1828, making it one of the oldest in Hardin County.  Scott Gibbons will lead the tour.  Maps will be available showing the location which is on Carpenter Lane off Rt 128.

4: 00 pm – 4:30 pm Return to your hotel room to dress for family and group photos and our banquet.

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Meet just outside our Banquet Room at the hotel for family photo by our reunion photographer.

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Appetizers in the banquet room while individual family group photos are being taken.

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Our PDA Banquet, and Gift Exchange – Each attendee is requested to bring one wrapped gift, with a suggested price of $15 to $20, something symbolic of their home town, state or family, or perhaps something that individual has handcrafted.

Buffet Dinner includes:

  • Hamburger steak w/ onions and gravy,
  • Fried chicken,
  • Pork tenderloin w/jezbel sauce on the side,
  • Baked potato casserole,
  • Southern style green beans,
  • House salad w/mandarin oranges, walnuts and poppy seed dressing
  • Hot fresh rolls
  • Peach cobbler
  • Tea

8:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Presentation of Awards and wrap-up of the reunion.

9:00 pm – Until ?– Final visits with cousins and attendees in Poindexter Family Room, or Free-Time, on your own, and retire for the night

SUNDAY, June 28

7:00 am – 10:30 am – Breakfast at hotel breakfast bar. Then departure for your home or continue your vacation.

 

 

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Corinth Tourism at www.corinth.net
Shiloh National Military Park, National Parks Service at
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