West Branch, IA

GPM 30th Reunion

Event Information

GPM 30th Reunion

Scattergood Friends School, West Branch, IA

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Day tickets will be available on site for $40.

Event Description

Are you ready to see your Peace March family, 30 years after we walked across the United States together? Set in the heartland, Scattergood Friends School hosted the Great Peace March on July 28, 1986, and they look forward to hosting us again on the school's farm-based campus from Tuesday, June 28, 2016 through Sunday, July 3, 2016.

We will have tent camping and limited indoor sleeping space. If it is possible for you to camp, please choose camping so that our folks with medical or other special needs can be accommodated in the dormitory space. Dormitories and most other spaces inside are not air conditioned.

Meals are included with ALL tickets since almost everyone wanted them. Much of the food will be sourced on Scattergood's organic farm and meals are prepared fresh on-site. Omnivorous (meat), vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options will be available at all meals.

Tuesday 06/28: early coffee, hot brunch, hot dinner/dessert
Wednesday 06/29: early coffee, hot brunch, hot dinner/dessert
Thursday 06/30: early hot brunch, hot dinner/dessert
Friday 07/01: early hot brunch, hot dinner/dessert
Saturday 07/02: early (cold) breakfast and coffee, hot brunch, hot dinner/dessert
Sunday 07/03: early (cold) breakfast and coffee, hot brunch

You will have a chance to provide specific information about meal preferences, how you will arrive, etc. during the registration process.

Important: If you're buying a 3-day ticket but will attend days OTHER than the default Friday/Saturday/Sunday, please send an email to gpm30reunion@gmail.com so that we can make sure you get meals on the days you will attend. Thanks


Where can I get tons of information about the event, how to get there, what to bring, etc.?

http://www.gpmreunion.org/reunionfaq.html will have answers to most of your questions.

Do I really have to have a ticket? This seems like Big Brother in action.

Scattergood Friends School has physical limitations that we must respect, including well (water) and sewage (septic) capacity for only about 100 people. We hope to be a much larger group, but in order to make the event fun for everyone and to avoid damaging the school property, we need to know how much drinking water to buy, how many sets of porta-potties and handwashing stations to bring in, and how much food to prepare.

Selling tickets helps us cover the expenses involved: renting the facility and paying (required) school staff, paying school kitchen staff so much less volunteer labor is needed*, paying for drinking water, renting porta-potties/handwashing stations, paying for required insurance, buying needed supplies, and all of the other numerous but reasonable expenses involved in hosting a few hundred people in a temporary city for a week. The organizers are all unpaid volunteers.       

*Some volunteer labor will still be needed, sign up for one shift per person!

Why are you using EventBrite.com to sell tickets? Doesn't that cost money?

Yes, there are fees associated with using EventBrite; 99 cents per ticket plus a fixed percentage in credit card processing and service fees. Don't worry, it's much cheaper than TicketMaster and the fees are included in the price of your ticket. They have good privacy policies and make the process easier for everyone. You can still pay by mailing a check to Bill O'Neill if you really want to; that's one of the options in checkout.

Where can I contact the organizers with any questions?

The Great Peace March group on Facebook is very active and organizers are there every day. For more personal responses (and probably less debate), email gpm30reunion@gmail.com for a response from a member of the organizing committee. 

Can I update my registration information?

Yes. The information you receive after registration will include more information about how to do this.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You don't have to, but it might help at the Welcome booth!


What is the refund policy?

Refunds, minus a $15 processing fee, can be made until June 10, 2016. A check will be mailed to the address you included on your registration. We encourage you to contact gpm30reunion@gmail.com to request assistance instead of using EventBrite in this scenario.

Scattergood Friends School - 1951 Delta Avenue, West Branch, IA 52358 - View Map