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2009 Reunion Was a Huge Success!!
Tricia and Ron Palmer
Both Did an Outstanding Job!!!
Pictures Coming Soon.
The Reunion Was March 28, 2009
Please help us get an accurate head count!  If you have not returned an information form by March 17, 2009, give Ron or Tricia Palmer a telephone call.  We are trying to get an accurate estimate for the number of dinners for the reunion lunch and the number of bus riders to the Texas State Cemetery.

2009 Palmer/Parmer Family Reunion March 28, 2009!

Be sure and mark your calenders.  The 2009 Reunion will be held in Hutto and Austin, Texas on March 28, 2009 and will include a bus trip to the Texas State Cemetery where Martin Parmer is buried and a tour guide to tell us about the Texas State Cemetery.  Dan Hill will speak about his forthcoming book about Martin Parmer.  Click below for complete reunion details.  

Click Here to Download PDF with Details of the 2009 Palmer/Parmer Reunion

Click Here for Reunion Information Form for BBQ Lunch, Bus Ride, Hotel, etc.

Reunion Hotel Information

Hotel Information for the Palmer/Parmer Family Reunion:
Holiday Inn Express and Suites
323 Ed Schmidt Blvd.
Hutto, Tx. 78634
For reservations call:  (512) 846-1168 or 1-800-HOLIDAY.

Please visit: for information on the hotel

Arrival Date:  March 27  Departure Date:  March 29

20 rooms have been blocked off under the Group Name of Palmer/Parmer Reunion.  When making reservations, please mention this code.  The cost is $89.00/night.  This includes a hot breakfast, free local calls and high speed internet.  Each room has a coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, 37" flat screen tv with cable, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, bathroom amenities and writing desk.

Hotel amenities include: indoor heated pool and hot tub, guest laundry, business center and  fitness room.

Please call to make your reservation by March 6, 2009.  Any request after this date are subject to availability and higher rate.  All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card.
Directions to hotel:  From IH 35, go east on HWY 79 (towards Hutto), turn north (left) onto Ed Schmidt (between Lowes and Home Depot), hotel will be behind Lowes.

For more information about the 2009 Palmer/Parmer Family Reunion, contact Reunion Chair Ron Palmer at:
Ron & Tricia Palmer
410 Spring Valley
Hutto, Texas 78634
Home phone - 512-759-2982
Cell phone - 512-784-4046

Hey Cousins… 


Just working on everything here.   

We have the church, hotel, bus, cemetery tour, and the speakers lined up.   Working on the catering,   We need to send out the invitations and donations letters.   

Here is something the cousins can help Tricia work on and think about.  Tricia is thinking of have a favorite dessert contest.  The idea is to have those that would like to participate bring their favorite dessert and then auction off the desserts to the highest bidder.  The winner will then donate the cake back to the club for dessert.  A prize would go to the person that baked/brought the highest bidder on item.   She also wants to have a silent auction of Texas memorabilia and any other donated items.  Some items she has thought of are a flag that has flown over the capital, Texas capital ornaments, possibly the Texas Declaration of Independence and the other items.  All proceeds will go back to the club general fund.     

She is thinking of having old boots decorated with Texas flowers and bandanas as table decorations and using those as door prizes to give to people between speakers.    

If you know of anything that would make a great auction Item and would like to donate or know how I can get my hands on it even old large picture frames.

I can frame a copy of Texas declaration of independence or the Texas land grant from Mexico or even old family pictures we can copy. 

 I will have my scanner and computer at the auction  if we can get people to bring old original pictures I can copy them and put them on CDs we have a multiple CD burner I purchased for the church last year it can burn large amounts of CD fast right there. 

Please let us know if it sounds like we are on the right track.  Also, if you like or don’t like the ideas—we are open to anything.  

Here is the hotel information:  Holiday Inn Express in Hutto (the only hotel in town).   The amenities include:   Deluxe Express Start breakfast, USA today newspaper, fitness center, and heated indoor pool with hot tub.  All rooms include a micro fridge, hair dryer, coffee maker, microwave, Wi-Fi, and cable TV.  We are working on having the Welcome to the Reunion at the meeting facility there on site.  It is approximately 2 miles to the church.    

Thank you  

Ron Palmer  (512) 759-2982

The 2009 Palmer/Parmer Reunion
Is Proud to Welcome
Daniel A. Hill
Who Will Present
"Tracing the Paths of the Ring-Tail Panther Through Four Territories, Ten States, and a Foreign Republic"

Daniel A. Hill, a great-great grandson of Martin Parmer, will make a Powerpoint slideshow presentation, entitled "Tracing the Paths of the Ring-Tail Panther Through Four Territories, Ten States, and a Foreign Republic".  Time period source material, including newspapers, journals, maps, letters, court cases, arrest warrants, land deeds, certificates, etc. will be used to place in proper context the many stories told in later years of Martin Parmer. When the time period sources and later story fragments are properly integrated, Martin Parmer, the Ring-Tail Panther springs back to life. 
[presentation length, one hour]
Note:  *The author, a recently retired Rockwell/Boeing Engineer-Scientist, is a descendant of Martin Parmer and 4th wife Zina Kelly Parmer. Their daughter, Emaline Parmer, who married Augustine Shepperd,
was the great grandmother of the author.

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