57th Annual Thompson Family Reunion

Dear Family and Friends,

I want to thank everyone who made the 56th annual reunion last year so successful!  Now it is time to invite you to our 57th reunion, bringing together descendants of Reubin and Rachel Thompson along with allied families.  Sunday, October 5, 2014, is the big day.  As always, we will gather at Ebenezer Methodist Church in Kemp, west of Swainsboro, Georgia.  The church doors will open at 9:30 for registration and visiting, with the program starting at 10:30.  Casual dress is fine.

Google Map – Ebenezer Methodist Church

Our speaker this year is Cousin Garland Thompson of Douglas, Georgia.

Dinner on the grounds will begin at noon.  As is our tradition, the Robert Thompson family will be serving their delicious barbecue.  Please take time to thank them for all their hard work.  There will be several containers around the picnic area for donations to cover the meat expense.  Please bring several side dishes to add to the barbecue.  There will be a special table for desserts.  Plates, cups, utensils, napkins, table coverings and ice will be provided.  Some folks enjoy bringing tables and chairs so they can linger.

There will be a SHARING TIME at the Franklin Memorial Library in Swainsboro, GA on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 1:30 pm until 3:30 pm. for the sharing of family stories, memories, history and other genealogy information.

Franklin Memorial Library
331 West Main Street
Swainsboro, GA 30401
Google Map – Franklin Memorial Library

If you have lost a loved one in the last year, or know someone who has, please send me the names, dates and other information so they can be included in our memorial service.  Please send this right away, as it is very hectic to put together on the morning of the reunion.

Our budget is always strained, so please consider mailing a donation to help with our many expenses, primarily the upkeep of historic Ebenezer church and cemetery.  If our family heritage is to be remembered, it is up to each one of us to do our part.  I look forward to seeing you at our unique reunion.  We are so fortunate to have this lovely church, our ancestral “home” to gather at and to renew old family acquaintances and make new ones.  Mark your calendar.  Come visit under the towering pines.  Remember, it won’t be as good a time without you there.

Yours truly,                                                              Saturday, October 4, 2014
Philip Stephens, President                                     1:30-3:30 pm  Sharing Time at the
Reubin Thompson Memorial Foundation            Franklin Memorial Library
1083 Woodland Drive
Soperton, GA  30457                                              Sunday, October 5, 2014 – Reunion
912 529-3624                                                          9:30-10:30 am Registration
wphi@yahoo.com                                                10:30 am Program, 12:00 pm dinner