ATTENTION ALL HANDS….NOW HEAR THIS!
Hello from Jan Humphries – I am the designated point of contact for our veterans and their family members who attend our yearly event. It continues to be our great joy, pleasure, and utmost honor to invite USS Cowpens CVL25 and CG63 crewmembers and their families to join us in Cowpens, SC for the 39th Annual Mighty Moo Reunion & Festival. For those who have been with us in the past…we’re so glad you are coming back! For those who have never had the chance to come experience the Moo….WELCOME HOME – we’re waiting on you!
The USS Cowpens Reunion Association makes it headquarters at the Holiday Inn Express:
- Located at 161 Sha Lane, Spartanburg, SC 29307. (Exit 78 on I-85) Their phone number is 864-504-3333 or 888-465-4329. You can click on this link to visit the hotel website direct: www.staysmartspartanburg.com. Be sure to let them know you are with the USS Cowpens Moo Reunion when reservations are made. The room rate is $77.00/night from which you may choose 2 Queen beds, or 1 King bed. Nice rooms with no stairs to climb. Add $10 if you wish a room to have a microwave and refrigerator. No Pets. CUT OFF date for reunion rates is May 19th.
- Link for The Cowpens National Battlefield for which our community and ships are named:
The reunion association also wraps up their yearly event with a closing banquet buffet held at the Hyatt House on Old Metal Road in Gaffney; just a couple of miles from the Cowpens National Battlefield. The cost is $25 per adult and $15 per child ages 10 & under (which includes tax & tip). Send payment for those interested in attending to Bill Kuntz, 529 Sandpiper Lane – Apt. 102, Wadworth, OH 44281. Reservations should be made for the banquet by June 1st.
Exit 83 on I-85 will bring you into the town of Cowpens for a grand time to be enjoyed. Cowpens has a Veterans Park where most of the hub of events is held. Next to it is the Historic Depot where the USS Cowpens Museum is housed; it will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the event for visitors to enjoy. Carnival rides will be running for families to enjoy three nights. Anyone attending for the first time not familiar with all the many activities planned for the crew and families is invited to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss items related to the reunion. We are excitedly anticipating the attendance of several current crewmembers currently serving onboard the CG63 stationed in San Diego.
Our community extends wide opened arms and hearts to you all and hopes to have the chance to meet more of the outstanding, courageous, honorable and heroic men and women who have served onboard the two finest ships in the United States Navy. Be prepared to be spoiled rotten and leave our hometown knowing that you’ve found ties with family and friends to last a lifetime.
There’s nothing left for you to do, but come on and join us and the festivities.
We’ll be watching for you!