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Reunion News

Newsletter No. 1 March 15, 2001
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Mark your calenders for August 4th, 2001 when we all converge on Cincinnati Ohio for a picnic to end all picnics!


The family reunion occurs all week from July 30th until August 5th. Everyone is invited to participate in any or all of the events.
The big event is the August 4th picnic will be at Woodland Mound Park. We have reserved the Fox Ridge shelter from 10 am until dark.

There will be more newsletters outlining family activities during the week. What can you look forward to? Hiking, Frisbee Golf, Water Park, Cincinnati Zoo, Kings Island, getting to know one another all over again, lively discussions, biking, reading, eating, botanical gardens, art museum, photography, water rockets, airplanes, kids' activities and more.

Contact Info:
  Fran Passerotti, (936) 568-9474
    1110 Burt Drive
    Nacogdoches, TX 75961
  Mike Passerotti, (513) 688-7865
    172 Cardinal Drive
    Cincinnati, OH 45244

Additional information on the Hamilton County Parks can be found online at
Additional information on the Ohio State Parks can be found online at

Where to stay:

Reservations need to be made as soon as possible! John, Fran, Clint and Liz Passerotti are staying at Motel 6. Michael, Gini, Andew and Jolynn Blackwell along with George, Susi, Emma and Genelle Stone will be staying at East Fork Lake State Park. They mentioned their preference for the swimming. Contact Mike Passerotti for any assistance you may require for reservations.

Hotels/Motels near the picnic grounds:

There may be more than this listing.
Holiday Inn
4501 Eastgate Blvd, Cincinnati, OH 45245
(513) 752-4400
(800) 465-4329 (toll-free) 800-HOLIDAY
Days Inn East
I 275 And Beechmont Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45245
(513) 528-3800
Cross Country Inn
I 275 And Stt East, Cincinnati, OH 45245
(513) 528-7702
Motel 6
3960 9 Mile Road, Cincinnati, OH 45255
(513) 752-2262
Lucky Valley Motel
1176 West Ohio Pike, Amelia, OH 45102
(513) 752-7222
Holiday Inn Express
Milford, OH 45150
(513) 831-7829
Holiday Inn Express Milford
301 Old Bank Road, Milford, OH 45150
(513) 831-7829
Mariemont Inn Best Western
6880 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45227
(513) 271-2100
Hilton Garden Inn Cinti Northeast
6288 Tri Ridge Boulevard, Loveland, OH 45140
(513) 576-6999
Red Roof Inn
I 275 And State Route # 125, Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 528-2741
Four Points Hotel Sheraton
8020 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236
(513) 793-4300
A JS Road House
6735 Kellogg Road, Cincinnati, OH 45230
(513) 231-2447
Towne Place Suites by Marriott
9369 Waterstone Boulevard, Loveland, OH 45140
(513) 774-0610

Camping Opportunities in the Cincinnati area near the picnic grounds:

East Fork State Park
P.O. Box 119
Bethel, OH 45106
(513) 734-4323

East Fork has one of the largest camping areas in the state with 416 sites. The campground offers electrical hookups, showers, drinking water, camper's beach, flush toilets and boat ramps. Pets are permitted in designated areas. A 17-site horsemen's camp is available as well. Six Rent-A-Camp units consisting of a tent, dining fly, cooler, cook stove and other equipment can be rented during the summer months. Six Rent-A-RV units are also available.
East Fork Park on the web:
East Fork Park includes:

  • Trails
  • Sand beach at the lake
  • Playgrounds
  • Winton Woods Campground
    Winton Woods Campground, set in a pine grove alongside Winton Woods Lake, is perfectly suitable for either an overnight stop or final vacation destination. There is a total of 100 sites, ten of these sites include water, sewer and 50 amp electric hookups. In addition, there are 80 sites with 30 amp electric hookups and 10 camping cabin sites. Perfect for first-time campers and families, the camping cabins are simple, rustic sleeping cabins with bed space for five people. All sites at Winton Woods Campground feature a picnic table and fire ring and conveniences such as a heated shower building, sanitary dump station, laundry room, playground and camp store are all available.
    Winton Woods Campground accepts advance reservations beginning February 26 for the 2001 camping season. The camping cabin sites require a two-night minimum stay on weekends and all sites have a 14 day stay limit. A three-night stay is required on holidays.
    Advance reservations will be accepted by calling (513) 851-CAMP.
    Winton Woods on the web:
    Winton Woods Park includes:

  • Parky's Farm, a 100-acre demonstration farm
  • Frisbee golf
  • Playgrounds and play fields
  • There is a 20-station Parcours Fitness Trail and a nature trail
  • There are numerous picnic areas and shelters
  • Golfers can enjoy playing at two golf facilities
  • Boat Rentals
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Snack bar
  • Naturalist area
  • Hike/bike trail
  • Parky's Ark wet playground (An awesome water play area to cool off!)
  • Parky's Playce dry playground
  • Steamboat Bend Campground (adjacent to Woodland Mound Park)
    The Hamilton County Park District’s newest campground, Steamboat Bend, is conveniently located in Woodland Mound at the intersection of Route 52 and Nine Mile Rd. and features 52 tree-lined campsites, many with a spectacular view of the Ohio River. Each site features water and 30 amp electric hookups, picnic table and fire ring. There is also a sanitary dump station located within the campground.
    Camping at Steamboat Bend is permitted only for self-contained trailers or recreational vehicles with advance reservations. Rentals are available on a monthly basis and a limited number of campsites are offered on a weekly basis. Nightly rentals are not available.
    Woodland Mound Park on the web:
    Advance reservations will be accepted by calling (513) 851-CAMP.
    Steamboat Bend Campground is adjacent to Woodland Mound Park which includes:

  • Frisbee golf
  • Playgrounds and play fields
  • Naturalist area
  • Hike/bike trail
  • Outdoor dining area
  • New wet playground opening in May (An awesome water play area to cool off!)
  • Camping Rates
    East Fork: $16.00
    Winton Woods: February 26 - November 11 / (513) 851-2267
      Electric Sites Regular/Seniors: $16.50/$15.00
      Full Hookup Regular/Seniors: $23.50/$21.50
      Camping Cabins $31.55
    Steamboat Bend: April 30 - October 28 / (513) 851-2267
      Site per week/per month $95.00/$285.00

    Area Map:


    T-Shirts will be printed for the reunion. The T-Shirts will have the following text:
    AUGUST 4, 2001
    . They are made from 50-50 material.

    Sizes are:
    Children small, medium & large.
    Adult small, medium, large, XL, 1XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL.
  • Children $6
  • Adults S,M.L,XL $7
  • 2XL, 3XL, 4XL $9

  • The money should be sent to Fran Passerotti by June 1 so she can have them printed up.

    Check out this exciting list of attendees: (hopeful, to be confirmed later)
    John and Fran Passerotti
    Clint Passerotti
    Liz Passerotti
    Michael, Gini, Andew and Jolynn Blackwell
    George, Susi, Marieann, Emma and Genelle Stone
    Mike, Sharon, Alicia, Elijah and Joshua Passerotti
    Dave and Kim Briggs and family
    Raymond and Audrey Flickinger
    Linda Hudnall
    Kenneth and Minerva Hughes
    Anthony Skipper & Kathleen Leahy, Jennafer, Jerikah and Monica
    Blake, Terri, Kelley and Molly McBride
    John and Betty Passerotti
    Jeff Passerotti
    Ron and Jane Neville
    Derek and Melissa Passerotti
    Lori Passerotti, Amanda and Tommy Kennerly and VO
    Chris Shaffer, Edie and Annie
    Ed and Julie Shaffer
    John and Nancy Shaffer
    Steve and Edie Toth and family
    Ann Wilhite
    Ron and Sandy Yafanaro
    Tina Young and Bryan

    We hope no one is over looked. If you have additions or subtractions to the hopeful list we can run the corrected list in the next newsletter. As you and your family are confirmed, you will get a next to your name.

    If you have a comment or suggestion for this newsletter you can contact Fran Passerotti or Mike Passerotti as given in the Contact Info above.

    Email notifications go out to those who have email. If you didn't receive email notification and you do have email, please send your updated information to Mike Passerotti.