If you have been to a previous reunion and if you still have your neck wallet, and you are going to Branson, we would like to have you bring it with you, so you can use it again.
If you have any items you would like to contribute to the fund raising auction
please bring them along to the reunion.
This year, there will be four shadow boxes with a souvenir piece of the original wood from the FLIGHT DECK of the USS Kearsarge, including a signed photo of the ship from the last CO, Captain Nearman, and an engraved brass plate with the name of the ship and the donor of the wood, Bill Hollywood. On the back of the box is the story of the ships history. These will sell fast and in excess of $100 each, so bring lots of money. Don't miss out, there are only four of them! A great heirloom to pass on to your grandchildren. As the years pass by these will be impossible to acquire.
One of these has been placed in the WWII Museum in Portage, WI.
Maybe you would like to put one in your local museum in memory of you or your ship
USS KEARSARGE ASSOCIATION
REUNION BUFFET/BANQUET MENUS
BRANSON MO. MAY 23/28 2022
Monday 23, FREE PIZZA, WINGS AND SALAD
Tuesday 24, Flight Deck BBQ Buffet, (evening meal-supper)
Smoked Beef Brisket, Shredded BBQ Pork, BBQ Chicken,
Buns, Deviled Egg Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Sweet
Buttered Corn or Green Beans, Chefs Dessert
Iced Tea, Hot Tea, Coffee, Water
Wed 25, CREW’S MESS Tri- Lakes Buffet, (Supper)
Tossed Green Salad (Assorted Dressings)
Southern Fried Chicken
Pot Roast w/Braised Vegetables
Baby Red Spuds
Rolls & Butter
Coffee, Iced & Hot Tea, Water
Thu 26, AT SEA ON THE BRANSON BELLE
Fri 27, CPO MESS “SAYONARA FAREWELL” Banquet
Fresh Green Salad, Caesar Salad
Encrusted Pork Loin w/Mushroom Sauce
Rump Roast Beef
Chefs Selection of Potato
Rolls & Butter
Chef's Selection Dessert
Coffee, Iced and Hot Tea & Water
2022 KEARSARGE BRANSON REUNION
HOTEL RESERVATION INFORMATION
REUNION DATES ARE MAY 23-28 2022
RADISSON HOTEL BRANSON
120 S. WILDWOOD DR.
BRANSON MO. 65616
For reservations call the hotel direct, not the Radisson 800 number.
(417) 335-5767 - Use block code: 2205USSKEA for group rates.
Hotel Reservation CUTOFF DATE: APRIL 23, 2022
A full service hotel & NON-SMOKING PROPERTY.
Standard Room, King / double$99.95 + taxes & fees Leisure Suite King only$129.95 + + Presidential Suite King only$149.95 + +
All rates single/double occupancy, triple + $5.00, quad + $10.00
Complimentary HOT buffet breakfast
Some Handicap (ADA) rooms available
Group rates available 3 days before and after reunion
THE BLOCKED GROUP RATES ARE AVAILABLE NOW, PLEASE BOOK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. INDIVIDUAL RESERVATIONS MAY BE CANCELLED 24 HOURS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL DATE.
(ANY HOTEL ISSUES/QUESTIONS CALL ME PLEASE (C.V. - 850-712-4664)
Availability Of Transportation To / From Airports For Kearsarge Association Reunion In Branson
Branson, MO is served by two airports; the smaller Branson Airport (13 miles from Radisson) and the larger Springfield-Branson National Airport (55 miles from Radisson). Unfortunately, the Radisson does not have a shuttle service, however they have provided a list of best transportation options in the area. The list is included after the Lyft, Uber and Rental Car information for the individual airports.
Branson Airport (13 miles from Radisson)
4000 Branson Airport Blvd., (417.334.7813)
Lyft & Uber are ride-sharing partners of the Branson Airport. Just enter BKG into either app to arrange your ride.
Car Rentals available at Branson Airport:
Springfield-Branson National Airport (55 miles from Radisson)
2300 N Airport Blvd, Springfield, MO 65802
Lyft & Uber are ride-sharing partners of the Springfield-Branson National Airport. Just enter SGF into either app to arrange your ride.
Car Rentals at Springfield-Branson National Airport:
Avis: (800.230.4898) Budget: (800.268.8900) Alamo: (844.370.8937) Enterprise: (833.828.5707)Dollar Rent a Car: (866.434.2226) Payless: (417.450.4545) Hertz: (417.865.1681) National: (844.370.9178) Thrifty: (877.283.0898)
List of best transportation options provided by the Radisson: (Note - If contacting one of these providers, ensure you are specific as to which of the two airports you will be using.)
The Branson Loop Branson Airport 11000 Historic, MO-1654000 Branson Airport Blvd. (417) 320-6035 (417) 334-7813 Fly Branson TravelDiamond Shuttle
4000 Branson Airport Blvd
In Branson Airport Branson, MO Open ! Closes 9PM • (417) 334-8857 (417) 593-6729 Airport RidesBranson Limousine & Executive Charter Branson, MO 140 Sterling Way (801) 879-3580 Open 24 hours • (417) 331-1316 Crystal Cove Chauffer Services Springfield Car Service and Shuttle Branson, MO Springfield, MO (417) 894-1071 (417) 338-1764 MOShuttle Springfield Airport Taxi Cab & Shuttle Service. Springfield, MO Springfield, MO • In Sunshine Corners (417) 616-3078 (417) 720-0654
Ryde With Us
Closes 10PM • (417) 336-2625
2022 REUNION SHOW/LUNCH SCHEDULE
Tuesday 5/24-Morning show-
Beach Boys California Dreamin', A musical journey to the West Coast Beaches.
Lunch at Florentina's Italian Restaurant, Choices; Chicken Caesar Salad-Baked Rigatoni-Fettuccini Alfredo--Spaghetti Bolognese
#1 Hits of the 60's, A DON'T MISS SHOW. There'll be a special
KEARSARGE VIDEO PRESENTATION.
Wednesday 5/25-Morning show-
All Hands on Deck!! An authentic 40's Road show, Branson show award winner for "Most patriotic. USO type show.
Lunch at Mel's Hard Luck Diner, TOO many choices to list that includes a half- pound Burger.
Dancing Queen, A Las Vegas show with "Bell Bottoms" and dancing shoes-- incredible dancers and singers, songs like Y.M.C.A. and "We are Family". Some Abba too.
Thursday 5/26-Morning Show-
Patsy to Patsy, Patsy Cline, Enough said!!!!
Veterans Museum follows Patsy Show
Return to hotel for short break
Late Afternoon Show w/early supper-(Sea Duty)
Showboat Branson Belle, Underway with live music, dancing, comedy, magic and a full meal to include a salad, rolls/butter, entrée w/vegetables, and dessert. (Iced tea and Coffee) , (Cash bar)
NOTE: Tips/ Gratuities are included for all shows and meals but NOT INCLUDED FOR BUS DRIVERS AND ESCORTS, so, we'll be passing the hat for them.