34th Annual Chavez Family Reunion
Mark your Calendar for the 34th Annual Chavez Reunion on August 2nd thru 4th!
Pack your wagon, and don't forget your tent! You don't want to miss the 34th Annual Chavez Family Reunion on August 2nd thru 4th in Springerville, Arizona! Come join and celebrate with all your cousins at the Biggest Family Reunion in the State of Arizona!
The whole weekend will be packed with fun and activities to do, especially for the kids! The Springerville/Round Valley Tractor Club and our host will have all types of tractors on display for our enjoyment during the whole weekend!
The Chavez reunion kicks off on Friday with a Welcome Luncheon followed by an afternoon full of activities! There will be Adult Bingo, Children's Bingo and Games, Family Games, Teen Volleyball, and Arts and Crafts for all ages! Friday evening is exclusively for the kids with a Jr. Dance planned from 7pm to 8pm, followed by the Teen Dance from 8pm until Midnight!
We will start off Saturday morning with singing of the MaÃ±anitas to all our honored guests, followed by flag raising, President's Welcome, and Mass. Right after Mass will be one of our more special events honoring Eddie, Abe, and Vito Chavez with This is Your Life! At the beginning of our infamous and crazy Talent Show, we will take a moment to recognize and thank those, have gone beyond the line of duty, civilian and in the military, to preserve our freedoms and make us proud as Americans.
We will be serving steaks and hamburgers with all the fixings at the Main Meal, and while you sink your teeth into some great food, you will have the chance to bid on lots of 'one of a kind' items during the Auction. There will be a 50/50 Raffle, which reached over $900 last year, a Queen-Size Quilt Raffle, and Special Chavez Reunion T-shirts available too!
And the fun doesn't stop there! Saturday afternoon will also be filled with activities to do for everyone! There will be Children's Games and Crafts, Volleyball, Horseshoes, and Adult Bingo and Crafts. Then it will be time to go freshen up, slick back that hair, and put on those dancing shoes for the Gran Baile from 8pm to 1am!
The 2002 reunion is being held just off Hwy 60 in Springerville, also known as Main Street, west of the Casa Malpais Campgrounds. Signs will be posted at the entrance after Monday the 29th. There will be lots of room for RVs, campers, and tents! A water well and a waste dump station are on the property. Port-o-potties and dumpsters will be on site from Friday the 2nd to Monday the 5th. Those who want other lodging accommodations can still make reservations at all the local motels and the campground (hook-ups) next door. Get them while they last!
Registration is $35 for families (all children must be under 21), $30 per couple, or $15 per person plus $5 per child (limit of $35). There will be a $5 fee per person for 'Over 21' ID bracelets. Underage drinking will not be tolerated. You must register to enjoy all the activities planned, including the horseshoe and volleyball tournaments, food and drinks, and both dances. Guests are welcome but need to register as a guest of a family member.
Sunday morning at 9am, there will be a meeting at the big tent with our newly elected president, his newly appointed board, and his dedicated committee members. This meeting is open to everyone. This is your chance to make a difference! Please come and see how you can contribute to our next family reunion of 2003!
Donations are always appreciated for the auction and bingo prizes. Donations and fundraisers are the backbone that keeps our annual family reunions successful and above water. We will also be taking up a collection for our host and his family in thanks for opening up their heart and their property to our family reunion. Our host has been a saint to give us this privilege without all the restrictions we would have faced elsewhere. If you would like to show up earlier in the week, please contact one of the committee members, the site will be available for use after Monday, July 29th.
We look forward to seeing you there!!!
(Besides, you don't want to miss seeing prima Jacque Chavez's new purple hairdo!)
Other Lodging Accommodations
Casa Malpais Campground (928) 333-4632
Correl Motel (928) 333-2264
Best Western (928) 333-2540
El Jo Motel (928) 333-4314
Rode Inn (928) 333-4365
Reeds Motor Lodge (928) 333-4323
Super 8 Motel (928) 333-2655
White Mountain Motel (928) 333-5482