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Reunion News

Newsletter No. 4 June 15, 2001
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Mark your calendars 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, which will be at Woodland Mound Park. We have reserved the Fox Ridge shelter from 10 am until dark.

Contact Info:
  Fran Passerotti, (936) 568-9474
    1110 Burt Drive
    Nacogdoches, TX 75965
  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

Picnic Information

We will plan to eat at 12:30 or 1:00. For supper, we will probably send out for KFC or some such thing. Everyone can pitch in to buy it.

Everyone is asked to bring:
  • Your own meat to grill.

  • A dish to share. For those traveling, they might want to pick up something from a grocery store, deli, or bakery.

  • Canned / bottled drinks - bring extra, if you can, to make sure we have enough.

  • Each family of four or more is asked to bring a package of buns.

  • There will be a "collection basket" to cover the cost of paper goods, charcoal, eating utensils, condiments, ice, etc.

  • Any games or sports equipment they might want to bring.

  • Park Passes
    Park passes will be distributed in person to those who are here by Friday. If you are traveling and want a park pass mailed to you next month, you must tell Mike Passerotti.

    Reunion Week Activities Suggestions

    Cincinnati Museum Center
    Museum Hours: Mon-Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun 11am to 6pm.
    Web site:

    The Beach
    A water park off interstate 71 (exit 25) just north of Cincinnati

    We have discount coupons that reduce the prices to the following:
    Adult $17.50, or $9.00 after 3:30pm (normally $22.95)
    Child $6.50 (normally $7.95)
    Hours of operation: 10am - 10pm
    Information: (513) 398-7946
    Web site:

    Disk (Frisbee) Golf
    We now have a map and score card for the 18-hole golf course at Woodland Mound.
    Woodland Mound Disk Golf Course

    Where to find what in Cincinnati

    Cincinnati Map on Mapquest

    The map below contains hotlinks around the push pins to bring up maps with further details. The driving instructions are related to the closest major highway. If you need further instructions call Mike Passerotti. If you are staying somewhere that isn't marked on the map, let Mike know and he'll mark your location too.

    East Fork Lake - Camping Site Passerottis' Apartment Woodland Mound Park - Picnic Area Passerottis' New Home Extendend StayAmerica - Kathleen, John & Fran

    All directions are referenced to the Cincinnati Loop Interstate 275.

    East Fork Lake From I-275, take Highway 32 east, exit #63. Drive 10 miles east past Batavia. Exit to Half Acre Rd. and turn right at the end of the exit ramp. Follow the signs to East Fork Lake.
    P.O. Box 119, Bethel OH 45106 Telephone: (513) 734-4323

    Woodland Mound From I-275, take highway 125 west, exit #65. Coming from the north, turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto 125 (Beachmont Ave.) going west. Coming from the south, turn left at the end of the exit ramp onto 125 going west. Go about 4 lights (I haven't counted) and turn left onto Nordyke Rd which is at a stop light. Go about 1 3/4 miles south on Nordyke Rd. The park entrance will be on the right. The Fox Ridge shelter and picnic area is the first driveway on the right. There will be a gate booth where you present or display your park pass that we'll give you.

    Extended StayAmerica From the north side of I-275, take highway I-71 south. From the south of Cincinnati just take I-71 north. From I-71, take Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway exit 14 and go west. Go about 2 miles and take the Plainefield Road north exit. Turn right onto Hunt Rd. Extended StayAmerica will be on the left.
    4260 Hunt Rd., Blue Ash, OH 45242 Telephone: (513) 793-6750

    Passerottis' Apartment From I-275, take Highway 32 west, exit #63. Turn right at the first light onto Old 74. Turn left at the first stop sign onto Summerside Rd. Just past North Park (right side of road), turn right onto Klatte Rd. Turn right at the first right onto Barg Salt Run. After passing the backside of North Park, turn right onto Cardinal Drive. At the 6th driveway on the left (the last one that goes into the complex), turn left into the apartment complex. The apartment #172 is all the way in the back corner. We'll leave the light on for you.
    172 Cardinal Dr., Cincinnati OH 45244 Telephone: (513) 688-7865

    Passerottis' new house From the north side of I-275, take the Loveland exit 52 and go east. From either direction you turn left at the end of the exit ramp onto Loveland Maderia Road. Go about 2 1/2 miles and turn right on Loveland Ave. Go 3 lights and turn left onto Route 48. Go north on 48 about 3/4 miles and turn left onto Butterworth Rd. At the first stop sign Butterworth will "T" with our subdivision, Butterfield Park, straight ahead.
    1558 Stableview Circle, Maineville OH 45039 Telephone: (513) 505-6545.

    From I-71, take King's Island exit 19. From the either south or north direction, at the end of the exit ramp turn Left onto Mason-Montgomery Rd. At the first light turn right onto Fields-Ertel Rd. Go several lights and turn left onto 22/3 and head north. Go about 4 miles and just after crossing Little Miami River, turn Left onto Old 3C Hwy. Turn Left at the first road on the left onto Foster-Maineville Rd. Turn right at the first road on the right onto Butterworth Rd. Go about 1 1/2 miles and turn left at the first stop sign (the sign says Sibcy but it is Butterworth also). Turn left at the next stop sign into Butterfield Park subdivision.

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

    Biographical Sketches

    Who's Who of the reunion. Some general questions are being sent to the list of attendees and non-attendees to bring us together in a familiar way. After all, we're family.

    Clint Passerotti
    Where do you live now? Nacogdoches, Texas
    Who is your immediate family? siblings: Gini, Susi, Kathleen, Liz, Lori, Mike
    What is your connection to the reunion attendees? Fran's fourth
    Do you have a short story or anecdote to tell? I know a few magic tricks. As far as Ohio is concerned: I remember snow, nothing but snow, and snow and snow. I don't remember much else about Ohio.

    Audrey Flickinger ( maiden name, Byers )
    Wedding date and to whom? May 12th 1978 to Raymond L Flickinger
    Where do you live now? Murfreesboro, TN approx. 30 miles southeast of Nashville
    Who is your immediate family? Adoptee of Fran and John :)
    What is your connection to the reunion attendees? Friend of Gini Blackwell
    Where and when the connection? We met when Fran, Gini, Susie and Kathy lived in the headlands, I remember when Fran and John were dating!!! I think we were in the 2nd grade. Yes, that was a long time ago!
    Anything more? Excited to see everyone :):):):):):):):):):):):):) love ya
    Audrey xo

    Blake and Terri McBride
    Wedding date Dec. 18, 1983
    Where do you live now? Slidell Louisianna, 1/2 hour north of New Orleans
    Who is your immediate family? Children: Kelley, Molly;
    Terri's parents: John Shaffer and Nancy Shaffer;
    Terri's siblings: Chris and Ed;
    Blake's parents: Blake and Jan McBride;
    Blake's siblings: Pam, Heather, and Alan
    What is your connection to the reunion attendees? Terri's dad, John Shaffer, is Fran's brother. Kelley will be at the reunion and she is Terri's first born.
    Do you have a short story or anecdote to tell? The second time Blake met Terri's mom was at a Sunday cookout. Blake (the bachelor) was eating ice cream and double dipped his ice cream into the fudge bowl. That was a major no-no with Terri's mom. They managed to get together in spite of such a social blunder.

    Lori Passerotti
    Where do you live now? Chandler, Texas
    Who is your immediate family? Children: Christina (Tina) Young, Amanda Kennerly and Tommy Kennerly;
    Lori's parents: John Passerotti and Linda Hudnall
    siblings: Gini, Susi, Kathleen, Clint, Liz, Mike
    Do you have a short story or anecdote to tell? Don't point fingers because you have 3 pointing right back at you.

    George and Susi Stone
    Wedding date June 12, 1992
    Where do you live now? Center, Texas
    Who is your immediate family? Children: Marianne Forgus, Emma, Genelle
    siblings: Gini, Kathleen, Clint, Liz, Lori, Mike
    What is your connection to the reunion attendees? Fran's second born
    Do you have a short story or anecdote to tell? Marianne and Emma were born at home. Genelle was born in the hallway of the hospital - that was fun!

    T-shirt Update

    As far as T-shirts go, people must get their money in right away. Lori Passerotti is making up the shirts for us. The cost will be the same. We will not be getting a quantity discount because not enough people ordered them. But we will be getting a better price because Lori works at the shirt place. So it evens out.


    If the cost of a place to stay is holding you back, then please call Mike Passerotti. We can arrange for a place for you since we will have a house and an apartment at the time of the picnic.