Sunday, March 10, 2013

Meet the Duggars: Upcoming Appearances

Saturday, March 23, 2013
Jim Bob and Michelle to speak at Fort Rock's 5th Annual Spring Marriage Retreat 
Fort Rock Family Camp (featured on TLC's 19 Kids and Counting)
Combs, AR
Cost: $175 per couple
Click here for registration info

April 23-26 (Tuesday-Friday), 2013
Duggars to attend and speak at the ATI Regional Conference in Big Sandy, Texas
This year's theme: Living in Victory Every Day!
Jim Bob and Michelle will speak, as will the Duggar girls.
Online registration ends April 16th; mail-in forms must be postmarked by April 2nd
Click here for registration info

June 6-8 (Thursday-Saturday) 2013
30th Annual Virginia Homeschool Convention
Jim Bob and Michelle (plus some of the kids) will speak on June 7th

Richmond Convention Center
Richmond, VA
Click here for registration info

Monday, Sept. 2nd, 2013 (Labor Day)
Duggars to be guest speakers and singers at the 12th Annual Turning Hearts Celebration
Come enjoy inspiring speakers, beautiful music, hayrides and games, encouraging fellowship, and delicious food.
Family picnic lunch starts at 12:00pm Cost: Donations for supper and a love offering will be taken in the evening. Hard ice cream will be sold 
1881 Johnson Washington Rd
Kalona, IA    52247
Contact Chelsy with questions and to RSVP:
*The Bontragers add that an RSVP is required and ask that you give them your name and the number of people in your group ASAP.

Lodging in Kalona, IA:

Pull'r Inn Motel
110 E. Ave. Hwy 1&22
Kalona, IA

Windmill Ridge Campground
2114 140th St.
Kalona, IA

Kalona City Campground
1120 E Ave.
Kalona, IA

Hampton Inn
4 Sturgis Corner Drive
Iowa City, Iowa

Super 8 Motel
119 Westview Dr.
Washington, IA


  1. i wish i can go to 12th Annual Turning Hearts Celebration but i cant my mom has to work that my the 13th Annual Turning Hearts Celebration because the bates got to go twice maybe the duggars maybe at the 13th Annual Turning Hearts Celebration if the duggars really wants to and this meant be on a episoe im just guessing im not sure.

  2. Lily and Elle-
    You mentioned that while the Duggars are in Virginia, some of the kids will be talking as well as Jim Bob. Do you know which children will be talking? Thanks! God Bless!

  3. Please do not refer to the oldest daughters as "girls." They are definitely old enough to be referred to as "young women." Calling them girls infantilizes them and makes them sound like little children.

  4. really? it infantilizes them? freedom of speech! call them girls if you want too!

  5. Michelle refer to them as her big girls and the younger girls are her little girls i see a point Jana Jessa Jill and jingle r adults an joy Anna is 15-16

  6. @Anonymous

    Hi Anonymous,

    We contacted the organization and will get back to you when they respond. :)

    ~Lily and Ellie

  7. @Anonymous

    Hi Anonymous,

    The organization will not know until early April which children Jim Bob and Michelle will be bringing to the conference. We will post the information when we receive it.

    ~Lily and Ellie

  8. What time does this Labor day celebration start for Turning Hearts?

  9. Hi Anonymous,

    The event starts at 12pm. You can find more information on the Appearances page:

    ~Lily and Ellie


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