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2019 Hershey, Pennsylvania Mini-Reunion

There is no registration fee for this reunion.

This Mini-Reunion is open to all members of the 589th Engineer Battalion Association and their Guests.


Sept 5th - Sept 8th -Thursday, Friday, Saturday, checking out on Sunday the 8th.

Some rooms may be available on Sept 3rd , 4th, and 9th at our special rate. Please check with the Hotel if interested.


Harrisburg, Pennsylvania


Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey. The hotel is located at
4751 Lindle Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17111

Special rate of $109 plus tax per night includes up to 2 breakfast buffet coupons per room per day.

Complimentary shuttle to and from Harrisburg International Airport. Hours 6:30am to 11pm

All bookings must now be completed through Brenda Ryneski at 717-704-0722 to receive the discounted rate. Make sure to reference “589th Engineers" 

We have a block of 30 rooms reserved with your choice of either two Queen beds or one King size bed. Please check with the hotel if you have any special needs. This block of 30 rooms is on a first come first served basis and expires on Aug 20th so don't wait too long to make your reservations.

No charge if cancellations are made by 6PM on the day of your reservation.

All rooms are non-smoking.

A small refrigerator and microwave are available on request at no charge.


This Mini-Reunion is intended to give everyone the opportunity to catch-up on old times. There are a number of activities for you to partake in around the Hershey area. Additional events or activities that are put on the agenda will be updated on this page prior to the reunion.

What We're Doing:

Thursday: Check in after 4pm - Welcome reception in the Hospitality Room from 5-11 PM, BYOB.

Friday: Breakfast and renew old friendships. Explore Hershey area on your own.

Friday: Use of Hospitality Room all day from 8:00AM until 11pm - BYOB and snacks.

Friday 7 PM: Memorial service for our Fallen Brothers in the Hospitality Room.

Saturday: Breakfast and renew old friendships. Explore Hershey area on your own.

Saturday Evening: Use of Hospitality Room all day from 8:00AM until 11pm - BYOB and snacks.

Saturday Evening at 7:00 PM - We will be holding a raffle/auction in the Hospitality Room room. Bring an item to raffle to raise money for the HOF program and any other 589th expenses incurred at this Mini Reunion as needed.

Sunday: Breakfast, final farewells, and checkout by 11:00AM.

Things to do in Hershey
  • Hershey park - open weekends in Sept
  • Hershey Chocolate World - free factory tour with sample
  • AACA Antique Auto Museum
  • Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course
  • Tangier Outlets
  • National Civil War Museum
  • US Army Heritage and Education Center - Carlisle
  • Gettysburg National Military Park Lancaster - Amish country
The Organizers: Walt Kazenski
(724) 910-3497
Perry Blanchfield
(770) 366-4411

Don't forget to register for this reunion on our 589th website here: 2019 Hershey Mini Registration

Business Meetings are not conducted at Mini Reunions.