I heard from several widows yesterday, telling me their flight arrivals so I can pick them up at the airport and WOW! are they ever excited! Why don't YOU join me and my widowed friends for a weekend of relaxation, meaningful fellowship and FUN? There's still room for a few more and I don't want anyone to miss this weekend and tell me they didn't know about it.
Here are the details--- and once you let me know you're either definitely coming or want to know more, I'll add you to our private group on Facebook and you can get all your questions answered. Sorry guys, this is for women only.
Date: December 4-6,
Place: Hampton Inn & Suites, 3000 West
Radio Drive, Florence, South Carolina. Click here for the hotel website. For
TripAdvisor reviews click here. The rooms are currently being renovated,
and they'll be completed in October---so for us it will be like its brand
Rooms & Rates: Standard King-size bed
or Standard 2 Queen-size beds, $99.00/night (Costs may be split among any
who decide to room together).
How to reserve a room: Call Hampton Inn
843-629-9900 and mention the "Weekend With the Author/Ferree Hardy" so you
get this lowest rate of $99/night. Room will be held with a valid credit
card provided by you. Each guest is responsible for her own charges. You must
call and reserve your room no later than November 20th. BUT call as soon as
possible because the group size is limited to only 40 individuals! (Hotel
rooms are eligible for cancellation until 6 pm the day of
Once you reserve a
room contact me through email to WCplace@gmail.com or by a private message on Facebook and let me
know you're planning to come. I'll add you to the Facebook group so you
can communicate with other attendees and perhaps find a roommate to share costs.
Transportation: Florence, South Carolina is conveniently
located at the eastern end of I-20 and halfway between New York and Miami on
I-95. Mapquest the hotel if you're driving. If you prefer to come by Amtrak or
airplane, let me know your ETA and I'll pick you up at
our Amtrak station or at Florence airport, the world's most adorable little
airport. (If you fly, make your destination Florence, SC. You'll have to transfer at Charlotte NC airport to the American Eagle/USAir commuter flight to Florence, it's the only carrier).
You're responsible for
your own lodging and transporation to Florence. Once you get here I'll have a van to cart y'all around. Saturday lunch
will be brought in and less than $10 and we'll collect payment at that
time. Breakfasts are at the hotel, and suppers are on me! :) You're my guests!
Our schedule is subject to change but will be very casual
and centered around fellowship, food, and fun!
check in starts at 3 pm.
Supper provided at 5:00, and if you'd like to bring cookies or other edibles please do! (But nothing that needs to be baked or refrigerated). Bring a small momento to use for a guessing game. We'll display them all on a table and try to figure out who brought what. So you could bring an old photo, your bronzed baby shoe, a small craft you're famous for, your favorite Disney character figurine, etc.... This will be an evening to relax and get to know everyone.
free breakfast available at the hotel from 6-10 am.
10:00 Workshop and Q-and-A time with Ferree
12:00 lunch in the hotel hospitality room (approx. $10).
2:00 we'll leave for The Living Christmas Tree concert at Florence Baptist Temple (admission price is one canned food for local food pantries and shelter ministries. *If you can't fit it in your suitcase I'll have extras available you can grab)
Evening: Christmas party and supper at Ferree's house. Please bring one small gift for a gift exchange.
free breakfast available from the hotel from 6-10 am.
9:00 devotions and farewell with Ferree in the hospitality
room. Receive your "Letter to Your Future" if you sent
10:00 catch a ride for morning worship at Florence Baptist
Temple if you'd like.
12:00 noon: hotel check out
If you'd like to stay an extra day or more either before or
after the event, simply add on the days when you make your room
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL ME.
Here's what to bring: casual, comfortable and easy-to-pack clothing. I'll be in slacks or jeans all weekend. Weather here in early December is generally mild, so you don't need a parka. Bring a light jacket or raincoat and a sweater and you should be good. Canadians might want to bring their swimsuits for the outdoor pool at the hotel. lol
Also bring your Bible, one can of food (*if it fits in your suitcase), a small momento for the guessing game on Friday night, a small wrapped gift for a gift exchange at our Christmas party, and any home-baked goodies or snacks you want to share (snacks are optional, especially if you're flying).