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McCormick Itinerary

July 25 - 28, 2024

Thursday, July 25, 2024

11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Registration - The Hilton Garden Hotel Front Lobby
Get ready for a fun and exciting family reunion. Pick up your reunion registration packet and T-shirt upon
arrival. Family members will be on hand to assist with luggage, provide answers to your questions and
provide updated information.

6:00 pm - 10:00 p.m.

Poolside Welcome Reception
 

We’re kicking things off with a splash at the poolside welcome reception. Dive in and enjoy some down south barbecue and grill favorites like hot dogs, burgers, chicken, ribs, baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, salad wedges, corn, and Brussels sprouts.


Attire for the event is casual and colorful; think red and black attire, comfy shorts, sandals, stylish sunglasses, and don’t forget the sunscreen! It’s going to be a deliciously laid-back affair where you can relax, mingle, and soak up the sun with your loved ones.


Join us for a mouthwatering feast and a whole lot of fun in the sun!


Drinks will also be provided.

Friday, July 26, 2024

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

One Heart Family Fit Workout with Cousin Darrell


Let’s kick off our family reunion with a burst of energy and excitement. Join us for an invigorating early morning workout led by our very own cousin, Darrell Carter. It’s time to rise and shine, get the blood pumping, stretch those muscles, and have a blast working out together as a family.


Taking care of our heart health is essential, and what better way to do it than by getting active with your loved ones. Let’s come together to move, groove, and have some fun while we reduce the risk of illnesses that affect our Black family. Let’s make our reunion a time of health, happiness, and togetherness… see you bright and early for a workout that will leave you feeling fantastic.


Regardless of your fitness level, you will be able to participate. Darrell will have modified exercises that can accommodate the beginner to advance level family member.

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Breakfast on your own.  Enjoy!

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Tour of Atlanta or shopping on your own, or Community Service Project


The family reunion committee has arranged two tours that are not included in the
registration fees.

 

The first tour is of the High Museum of Art which will be displaying “Ancient Nubia: Art of the 25th Dynasty" featuring more than 200 masterworks from a collection of ancient Nubian culture outside of Africa. Tours are $20 per person and children under 6 are free. The museum is a short distance from the hotel. Carpool/Uber rides can be coordinated with family members.


The second tour is a Historical Landmark Tour of Atlanta including the Georgia State Capital, Edgewood Avenue, Sweet Auburn Avenue, Madame CJ Walker’s Museum, Georgia State University, CNN Studios, Centennial Olympic Park, Chick Fil A College Football Hall of Fame, Coca Cola Factory, and the Mercedes Benz Stadium. A tour bus will pick you up from the hotel but tickets for this tour are $89 for adults and $45 for children 3-12.


Please be sure to purchase the excursion of your choice in our Shop if you are interested in either of these tours. Otherwise, you may walk to Atlantic Station for shopping on your own. Atlantic Station offers a dynamic and engaging environment with a mix of shopping, dining, entertainment, and outdoor spaces, making it a great destination to explore and enjoy. It offers a diverse range of shops, boutiques, and retailers, fashion and accessories, home goods, and great gifts.

 

Remember to purchase the excursion of your choice in our Shop if you want to go on one of the above tours!

Community Service Project


We will work with Housing Plus, Inc to provide services for those who are homeless and need housing.

6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

McCormick Jersey Night and Line Dance Party


Get ready for the second night of our family reunion with a night of fun and dancing! Put on your favorite sports team jersey or T-Shirt and get ready to show off your dance moves on the dance floor. Our talented dance instructor will be leading the way, teaching us the trendiest line dances of 2023, including hits like Tamia’s Line Dance, Swag Surfin, Usher’s Don’t Waste My Time, Cupid’s Flex, Jerusalema, and the playful “I’m Curious line dance.


But here’s the exciting twist. Friday night is not just for practice! We will be showcasing these dances again during our grand gala on Saturday evening. So, get those steps down pat, perfect your moves, and get ready to shine on the dance floor during our gala event. It’s a chance to dance, bond, and create unforgettable memories with our family. So, grab your jersey, put on your dancing shoes, and let’s groove our way into the weekend of joy, laughter, and celebration.

10:00 p.m. - Midnight

Movie Night for the Kids

Movie time for the McCormick Kids featuring family-friendly viewing options for all ages.

10:00 p.m. - whenever

McCormick Night on the Town

 

Family members will be escorted to various clubs, cigar bars, and venues in midtown Atlanta or Buckhead.

Saturday, July 27, 2024

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Get Fit with Cousin Darrell

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast on Your Own!

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Family Reunion Photo

Please come dressed in your reunion T-shirt, blue jeans, shorts, and sneakers or sandals, to take the reunion group photo. Location will be listed in your registration packet when you arrive.

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Family Reunion Business Meeting

We will come together as a family to consider reinstalling officers who will lead us in organizing our future reunions, review the reunion statistics and budget, and determine the location for the next McCormick Family Reunion in 2026. This meeting aims to ensure the continuity of our family traditions, foster stronger bonds among family members, and create memorable experiences for generations to come.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

McCormick Family Reunion Choir Rehearsal

We will sing one song during the banquet and the same song on Sunday at Everett’s church at 10:00 am. Please let us know if you will be staying for church on Sunday morning. We will need to know how many choir members are staying and will be available to sing.

2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Free Time

Relax and unwind and get prepared for the Reunion gala

6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Reunion Banquet—Masked and Sneaker Ball
 

The McCormick Mask and Sneaker Gala is a grand event filled with elegance, mystery and style. The theme of the event revolves around the colors red and black with gold accents, creating a luxurious and sophisticated atmosphere. Family members will arrive dressed to impress in their finest attire, blending formal gala wear with a mask and the unexpected twist of stylish sneakers. The combination of formal attire and sneakers adds a modern and unique touch to the traditional gala setting.

10:00 p.m. - Midnight

Last Dance

Sunday, July 28, 2024

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast on your own!

10:00 a.m. - Noon

Worship Service at Big Bethel AME Church located at 220 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA


Leave the 2024 Family Reunion refreshed and reinvigorated by the Word of God and close out the reunion with high praise as we ask God for safe traveling grace and mercy.

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