Dig A Shindig

Information on upcoming shindigs

South for the Winter Shindig

  • Status:Confirmed
  • When:Dec. 18-21, 2014
  • Location:Knoxville, TN
  • Size:<50
  • Facility:Gaddis family home
  • Accommodations:
  • Cost:$100 - $150
  • Activities:Volleyball, Basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, Billiards, Ping Pong, Jam Sessions, Games

This is a get-together for anyone serious about getting married! More than just your average singles hang-out, the purpose of this event is to bring together singles for more focused get-to-know-you time. This event is geared toward any singles preparing and desiring to get married in as little as the next 18 months or so, or in other words those folks thinking “Lord willing, I’d like to get married and I am ready now (at least as ready as anyone can be :P ) to begin a relationship that potentially will move toward that end.” The minimum age is not written in stone, but minimum life experience would be someone who is a motivated senior in high school graduating by May, 2015.

Transportation: You have two options:

  1. Drive to our house!
  2. Fly into Knoxville’s airport, McGee-Tyson Airport (TYS). No need for a rental car, we can pick you up! The airport is 5 minutes away from our house, so give us your flight information and we’ll take it from there.

    When you are here, we’ll drive you to Cades Cove (www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/cadescove.htm) , Dollywood (www.dollywood.com/themepark.aspx), or anywhere else we go, or you can drive your own car around. Again, no need for a rental car.

    Also, if it is easier or cheaper for you to arrive on Wednesday, you are welcome to! The festivities will not begin until Thursday afternoon, but if you get here earlier we’ll put you to work helping with the preparations!

Cost: $100

This price covers your Dollywood ticket ($50.50 group rate) and all your food for the weekend except for your lunch at Dollywood.

Games and Events at the Gaddis house throughout the weekend include:

Volleyball, basketball, ultimate Frisbee, billiards, ping pong, volunteer musical performances, spontaneous hymns and Christmas Carols, games (including Catch Phrase, Guesstures, Take Two, Scrabble, Jungle Speed, Rummikub, Ticket to Ride, Pit, Rook, Liar, War, Backgammon, Chess, Dutch Blitz, Settlers of Catan, Knights and Barbarians Settlers of Catan Expansion Pack, Risk, Monopoly, Password, Pictionary, giant Puzzles, and tons more!), movies, Flashlight Tag, Kickball, and any other games or activities you guys want!


The Gaddis home can accommodate for sleeping up to 14 girls and 22 guys (in addition to our family). The Gaddis family (17 people) will be on the 2nd floor, the single guys will be in the basement, and the single girls on the main floor. Girls and guys will have separate bathrooms. Any singles beyond this are absolutely WELCOME to come!! But you will need to find accommodations at a local hotel. There are several hotels just 5 miles away, and we can shuttle you back and forth between the house and hotel (so no need for a rental car!). Search for hotels close to McGee-Tyson Airport (Knoxville’s airport). Or if you want to rough it, you can bring a tent and sleep in our backyard! But be warned, Knoxville December temperatures will usually drop around or below freezing at night.

Deadline for Registration: Monday, December 1st.

Late registrations are accepted, but you will not be eligible for the reduced Dollywood group ticket price and will need to pay an additional $10 (to cover increased ticket price—therefore total $110) $100 payment due by Monday December 8th.

Ways to pay:

  • Paypal
  • Personal Check


Full refunds will be available up to Monday December 1st. After 12/01/14, refunds given up to Friday December 12th, consisting of your $50 food money back and your Dollywood ticket (which you could use at a later date or sell online).

Contact information:

  • Facebook group page: South for the Winter Shindig
  • Facebook: Jacqueline Gaddis, Tami Beller Gaddis