Amache Friends Reunion to Be Held in April

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Min Tonai, president, and Irene Furuya, treasurer, jointly announced that the Amache Historical Society, an organization of those who were incarcerated in the Amache concentration camp in southeastern Colorado during World War II, will have a 2015 Amache Friends Reunion on Tuesday-Wednesday, April 28-29, at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Downtown Las Vegas.

Honor roll of Nisei soldiers from Amache who were killed in action.

Honor roll of Nisei soldiers from Amache.

Hotel room reservations must be made as soon as possible, to receive a special room rate of $54 per day, plus 13 percent tax, for one or two persons, that has been negotiated with the Golden Nugget Hotel. It is inclusive of the daily resort fee that is normally charged separately. This special room rate will end on March 27.

The reunion fee, which includes two buffet dinners, Hospitality Room accommodations, refreshments and registration costs, will be $150 per person.

For those who want to take our charter bus to the event, they will be able to board at three different locations, with gated parking, in Southern California: Venice Japanese Community Center, San Fernando Valley Japanese Community Center, and San Gabriel Japanese Community Center.

The cost for the bus, including hotel accomodations, will be $145 per person for double occupancy. For single occupancy, it will be $205 per person. For those who only need to ride the bus, it will be $75 per person, even for those who do not wish to attend the reunion — on a space available basis.

If you are interested, contact Irene Furuya at (626) 794-3036 immediately to receive the proper forms to register and to pay for your participation. The hotel must be notified by March 27 of the number of participants at the reunion, so it is imperative that you register and pay as soon as possible to secure the hotel.

Tonai and Furuya have done the Amache Reunions for many years. They will finally retire after this one, so if others would like to continue them, they will be glad to be advisors.

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