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2019 Reunion Information


50th USS ESSEX Association Reunion

Our 2019 reunion will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport located at 2735 Crittenden Drive, Louisville, KY 40209 the week of August 11 to August 18, 2019. To make your Hotel reservations please call the Hotel Direct at 502.637-2424. You MUST indicate the group name USS ESSEX Association in order to receive the group rate. Our room rate is $109.00 a night plus tax which includes, Transportation To & From the Louisville Airport and Hotel Parking.

Please make your Hotel Reservation & Reunion Brat Registration EARLY
The Reunion Brat must receive your Registration Form by July 12, 2019. Due to people waiting to the last minute to make their reservations, The Reunion Brat has to charge a late fee of $20.00 per person; she doesn’t want to do this but has no choice because of late mailers. MAIL EARLY

The Hotel is about 10 minutes from the Louisville Airport (Airport code is “SDF”). If your using a computer to search for Airfare you can try KAYAK.COM to search numerous airlines at one time, when you select an airline it automatically switches you to that airline to make your reservation.
Note: Southwest Airlines does not participate in Kayak. After landing and picking up your luggage, call the Hotel at 502.637-2424 for pick up. Pick up will be outside of baggage claim in the Hotel pick up zone.

On Tuesday and Thursday evening we will have a specialty food night. The below prices have been reduced because the association is paying $5.00 towards the cost for both of these dinners. This benefit comes from the Money we raise at the Annual Ladies Auction. PLEASE remember to bring the items you want to donate to the Auction. Available on both nights is a Vegetarian Meal, ‘Vegetable Wellington’ (Red & Yellow Peppers, Squash, Zucchini, Onions with Italian Seasoning Baked in a Pastry Puff with Wild Rice) Dinner Rolls & Butter @ $15.00 P.P.

Tuesday we will be having ‘Kentucky Hot Brown’ with a side of Broccoli, Family Style Mixed Green Salad with Assorted Dressings, Dinner Rolls with Butter, Mint Julep Brownies, Coffee, Tea and Water @ $15.00 P.P. Note: A Kentucky Hot Brown consist of, thick cut Texas toast topped with sliced Turkey breast, Bacon, Tomato slices and a white creamy Mornay Sauce.

Thursday we will be having ‘Grilled Chicken with a Bourbon Glaze’, Family Style Mixed Green Salad with Assorted Dressings, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Dinner Rolls with Butter, Lily Parfaits, Coffee, Tea and Water @ $17.00 P.P.

There is NO discount in the Hotel Restaurant this year. The Hotel Restaurant serves a Breakfast Buffet at $11.95 plus tax and Dinner from a menu. There are Three Restaurants within walking distance. The Cardinal Café in front of the Hotel serves Lunch & Dinner. To the right as you walk out of the Hotel and across a side street is Cracker Barrel which serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Across the street from Cracker Barrel is a Burger King.

NOTE: You can cancel your Hotel reservation up to 24 hours before your Check in time & Date.
Also, when booking your airfare on the computer and your satisfied with the price there is a box at
the end to purchase insurance, it’s up to you.

The following is a list of possible tours that we are working on. 1- A Tour of Bourbon Distilleries,
2- A Casino Trip, 3- Farmington House, 4- Mega Caverns, 5- Caldwell House, 6- Dinner show,
7- Train ride, 8- Dinner Cruise on the Ohio River, 9- Church Hill Downs, 10- AAA Baseball Game.

Be sure to visit our Facebook page for more information.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact the Reunion Coordinator
Dan Genet (954) 464-8000 • email:

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