Arrington Family Reunion

June 24-26 2016

Family Reunion Update

Survey Results:

Maximum Amount per room: 90-150

Committee sign up

Entertainment: Aisha Akorede, Tyree Williams

Family History: Wanda Akorede

Preferred Activities: Six Flags, Picnic, Banquet

Based on the Survey results the Lake County area was the best choice for accommodations for the reunion.

Arrington Family Weekend Reunion June 24th-26th, 2016

Suggested Agenda

Friday, June 24th-Welcome

3pm-5pm: Hotel Check-in

5pm-9pm: Evening Meet and Greet Reception w/ Dinner & Activities


5pm-6pm: Welcome Greeting and Introduction of Families, Photos/Family portraits

6pm-7:30pm: Dinner w/ Family Trivia (6:45pm-7:15pm)

7:30pm-9:00pm: Karaoke & Games/Activites

Saturday, June 25th- Activity Day

7am-8am: Breakfast @ hotel

8am-12pm: Morning Activity

4pm-8pm: Evening Activity

Activity OPTIONS:

Full day, morning, and evening options

Six Flags (Full Day; open 10:30am-10:00pm/waterpark hours 10:30am-6pm)

Gurnee Mills (open 10am-9:30pm)

Chicago Botanic Gardens (open 8am-4:30pm)

Long Grove Confectionary Company Tour (open 9:30am-5pm) **requires reservation

Ceramics For You (11am-5pm)

Sunday, June 26th

Family Picnic

Possible Accommodations

  1. Holiday Inn Express and Suites (

Room Rate: $99 standard (2beds) $94 (two room suite)/microwave/refrigerator

Meeting space with a fee(up to $400) but we can bring our own food or have it catered

Complimentary hot breakfast/buffet

2. Holiday Inn Express and Suites - Waukegan, IL

Room Rate $132 King $140 Queen

Free meeting space for banquet and we can bring in our own food or have it catered

Complimentary hot breakfast bar

Located close to Great America and Independence grove for picnic area

3. Holiday Inn Gurnee (

Room Rate: $129 + 11% tax

Topaz room for Banquet - $35 per person

Kids eat free ( must contact by Jan 6 for these rates)

4. Illinois Beach Resort

Room Rate $169 + tax

Lakeview Room for meet and greets and banquet

They provide all catering at rates from $12 per person up

Free breakfast

5. Baymont Inn and Suites

Room rate $104 (double) $109 (King) +11% tax

Meeting room for 2 days $100

Free hot breakfast included

We provide our own meals

6. Hyatt Deerfield

Room rate $99 (King)

Must use their catering at rates from $30 per person up

Free breakfast included

7. Lincolnshire Marriott (

Next Steps:

Select two hotels that fit our criteria and visit the venue before a final decision is made no later than January 15, 2016

Make a decision for a venue by January 18, 2018

Send out updated information for families to reserve hotel room(s)


Pictures are needed of family members, especially any pictures of : Samuel J and Dora, John D, William, Kirby, Tylon, Samuel Jr, and Diana. These pictures will be helpful to put together the family history. These pictures can be scanned or you can take a picture with your phone and send to the facebook family page or Wanda at

A complete list of family members is needed from everyone. Ciemone is creating a document to send so everyone can add any information that we do not have.

If you signed up for a committee, I will contact you by next week. If you are interested in helping in any other way, please let me know.

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John D. Sr and Dorothy Arrington

John D. - son of Samuel J. Sr and Dora Arrington

married Dorothy Arrington

Parents to:

Sharon Arrington

Wanda Arrington Akorede married to Shewu Akorede

Laura Arrington Rose married to Clement Rose

John D. Arrington, Jr.