Planning for the 2023 reunion is complete, but now we wait. Given the postponement from 2021, a new weekend has to be selected and rates must be negotiated with the hotel. All the events will remain the same and locals are anxious for us to come and visit.
The flow of events as currently schedule is as follows:
Thursday – TBD
We’ll set a time for a Meet & Greet at a local establishment after the dinner hour. The event will be informal and be a cash bar format.
Friday – TBD
Once in the morning and once in the afternoon, there will be an organized bus tour of Wilmington and surrounds. Space will be limited – fee applies.
Also both in the morning and the afternoon there will be a family history session at the hotel.
In the evening there will be an all-family dinner right in the hotel ballroom, with a program scheduled.
Saturday – TBD
In the morning there will be a family meeting to discuss future plans for the Association.
The family will host a picnic lunch at an area park. Box lunches will be available for purchase.
The afternoon will include two organized visits: (1) the original Kennet Friends Meeting site, where locals will greet us and provide some history; and (2) a tour of The Woodlands at Phillips Mushroom Farm (no charge).
Sunday – TBD
The plan is to attend meeting for worship as a family at London Grove Friends Meeting, the ancestral meetinghouse of Elizabeth Blackburn(2) and her husband, Samuel Morton.