Dear Family and Friends,
I want to thank everyone who made the 57th annual reunion last year so successful! Now it is time to invite you to the 58th reunion of Thompson kinfolk along with allied families. Sunday, October 4th is the big day. As always, we will gather at Ebenezer Methodist Church in Kemp, west of Swainsboro, Georgia. Go down Highway 80 or 56 from town and look for the new church signs at Kemp Road. They were donated and installed by Bill T. Akers, Jr., former President of our Foundation. Thanks, Bill! The church doors will open at 9:30 for registration and visiting, with the program starting at 10:30. Casual dress is fine.
Instead of a speaker this year, we will have an all-music program featuring several of our relatives. We are blessed to have many talented people in our midst, some of whom may surprise you. This will be a nice change of pace, I believe.
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 and find a donation jar to help cover the meat expense. Also please bring several side dishes to add to the barbecue. Once again there will be a special table for the desserts. Plates, cups, utensils, napkins, table coverings and ice will be provided. Some folks enjoy bringing tables and chairs so they can linger in comfort.
If you lost a loved one in the last year, or know of 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 difficult 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 the 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. Remember, as always, your gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible!
I look forward to seeing each of you at our unique reunion. We are fortunate to have this lovely church, our ancestral home, to gather at and renew old family acquaintances, as well as make new ones. Mark your calendar. Come visit under the majestic pines. Remember, it won’t be as good a time without you there!
Philip Stephens, President
Reubin Thompson Memorial Foundation
1083 Woodland Drive
Soperton, GA 30457
Saturday October 3rd:
1:30 Sharing Time
3:00-5:00 Farm and Home Museum
Sunday October 4th:
9:30 Registration and Visiting
10:30 Program, 12:00 Lunch
Ebenezer Methodist Church
Kemp Road at Ebenezer Church Road
You can read and download a PDF version of the Reubin Thompson Memorial Foundation Newsletter from HERE