11-3 p.m. at the Russell County Library
203 NW Main Street, Lebanon, VA
Friday, August 3, 6-10 p.m.
meet at the Abingdon Virginia Senior Center,
300 Senior Drive, Abingdon, VA.
Please bring snack food and soft drinks, musical instruments for a time of socializing, genealogy discussion, picking and grinning.
Saturday, August 4, 2012 (tentative)
10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Lebanon, VA
at the Russell County Conference Center
139 Highland Drive, Lebanon, VA
Please bring a covered dish, enough to feed your family and additional “hungry cousins.” You may also bring your musical instruments, family photos and memorabilia to share.
Hope Davis [email@example.com] wrote, 1/24/2012 with this news about the reunion.
They are hoping to have some extra activities this year, such as a “dance” on Friday night so that those coming from a distance will have something to do. Locals should want to attend to hear the Bluegrass Band. That weekend also coincides with the Highlands Festival so there will be plenty to do during other free time.
The Jessee Historical Foundation, JHF, holds the National Jessee Family Reunion every two even numbered years in August. Families are encouraged to have local and regional family reunions in odd-numbered years. The JHF holds its annual membership meeting during the reunion.
The Reunion will be held in the Russell County Conference Center, an air-conditioned facility in the Russell County Government Center, off of E. Main Street (Bus. Rt. 19) east of downtown Lebanon. For information about this historic area, please call the Abingdon Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1-800-435-3440;firstname.lastname@example.org; www.abingdon.com/tourism.
Please participate in the silent auction of very unusual, eclectic and original family made items, held on Saturday, to help raise funds for the Jessee Historical Foundation. For information contact:
Mary H. Akers
19246 Oakwood Drive
Abingdon, VA 24221
The National Counts Family Reunion is the same day, August 4, but fortunately at 3 pm at the Breaks Interstate Park. They will serve hotdogs and hamburgers, but ask for potluck desserts and side dishes or monetary contributions. It is possible to make both reunions, even if that is a lot of family in one day. The driving time from Lebanon to the Breaks Interstate Park is about 1 1/2 hours.
Check out our Past Reunions. We have photos, accounts, and more.