The Wright Family Reunion
THE WRIGHT FAMILY REUNION
“A FAMILY THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS
July 27, 2007
to announce that plans have begun for the 2008 Wright Family Reunion!
of all, let me introduce myself. My name is Maurice Williams; I am the son of
Jimmy & Katie Williams and the grandson of Gladys Wright & Thad Johnson
I am also the 2008 Reunion Coordinator. I’m looking forward to working with everyone
who is interested in helping – even in a small way – to make this reunion fun
and memorable for all who attend.
Several of the Reunion Committee members
have met to start making preliminary plans. Our first task was to pick a location
and come up with dates in 2008. The dates are set for July 25-27, 2008. The location
we have decided on was a unanimous decision, especially after making a trip to
visit in person. We have chosen a beautiful spot located between Eliazabethtown,
NC and White Lake NC. The place we decided on is Jones Lake State Park. There
is an abundance of lodging facilities and other amenities to ensure a wonderful
reunion weekend. There are cottages on White Lake, cabins, a lodge, and a campground
to choose from for accommodations. The amenities include boating, fishing, golf,
tennis courts, swimming area (lake), water park, playgrounds, nature trails, and
plenty of wide-open spaces for our own games (football, softball, volleyball,
badminton, horseshoes, etc.). There are also several sightseeing attractions nearby
for those who are interested. We will send a list of lodging information as the
event gets closer.
We hope that since we are still a year away that people
will be able to put this date on their calendars and make it work. The reunion
events will begin Friday evening and go through Sunday morning; with some free
time built into the day on Saturday. An exact schedule of events will be sent
at a later date.
I have attached a form for each family group to return.
This information will be used to compile a mailing list and contact group for
upcoming reunion letters and information. The Reunion Committee will be working
hard over the next several months to ensure that everyone has a great time. If
you are interested in helping please let us know. We want to hear your ideas!
Please feel free to duplicate copies of this letter or send addresses of other
family members that we may not have. We will go through the spreadsheet to eliminate
duplicates. It's better to have an address twice than not at all!
hope that everyone that receives this letter will try to make it to the 2008 Reunion.
The Wright Family Reunion only happens once every other year; it is a three day
event, giving family members (that span six generations and live from coast to
coast) an opportunity to spend time together visiting loved ones, getting to know
one another and building relationships to last a lifetime.
Feel free to
call, write, or e-mail for more information.
Again I must reiterate, please
send addresses (email or US Postal Service) of other descendants of Grant Wright
& Catherine Sutton Wright that may not be widely known to me to the following
email address (thewrightfamilyreunion (at) yahoo.com).
Feel free to E-mail I do realize that it is more
cost effective than the US Postal Service. If mailing through the US Postal Service
please forward information to Kesha Truitt, PO Box 3198 Laurel, MD 20709. Mrs.
Truitt is also a part of the planning committee.
Maurice Williams (910) 840-0774
Elizabethtown , NC 28337
thewrightfamilyreunion (at) yahoo.com