Hi Judy,Nice idea!Jane
Because we didn't have enough positive Reponses to justify the time and resources needed for a full fledged Homecoming, we've scaled down our activities a bit, but the Homecoming Committee members and the Cemetery Maintenance Committee will be in Newberry at that time and, we hope, lots of others from town and from other places will be there to join us. Here is an outline of what our plans look like as of right now:Friday: Our Bush River Homecoming and Bush River Cemetery committees will meet during the day at the DeWalt house for a review of ideas, plans, and brainstorming. Plans for a future Homecoming, headed up by Barnett Warren will be discussed. Those who are interested in getting involved in future plans and helping with committe work are urgently needed and are encouraged to join us during the day as you can. We will also have a SELF SERVICE SIGN UP SHEET on the porch at DeWalt House. Everyone can come by, "register", and provide their contact info, cell phone, research interests, where staying etc.Friday: 5:30 -7 pm Judy and Ann do "Ask Granny"© demo for Newberry Gen Society...AND anyone else interested (see www.askgranny.us for details). "Ask Granny" is a set of materials given free to individuals or groups who are interested in working with Senior Citizens or Reunion groups as they capture family memories of names, dates, and places.Friday Evening 7:30: informal group[s] dining. We hope that everyone will have signed in and checked out our various plans for dining...possibly just pizza and sandwiches at DeWalt.Saturday morning: EVERYONE (townies and all who are in town for the weekend) invited to continental breakfast and brainstorming session at DeWalt, courtesy of the Homecoming Committee. . We hope to have representatives of the Newberry Genealogical Society, the Newberry Historic/Museum House Society and, possibly other local groups in attendance so that we can see if there is a possibility of a joint meeting in the future. Bring your thoughts and your calendars.Reunion Planning Booklets provided by "Reunions Magazine."Sam Ziady, Director of the Newberry Library will tell us about the new facilitySaturday afternoon:1. Cemetery recon and assessment with planning for future [either there or back in town]2. Guided tour to be announced3. Library open until 4Saturday evening: freeSunday morning: if we can determine who will still be able to come, the Palmetto Quakers have offered to lead a Sunday Meeting as they did last time and to sponsor a brunch. We will have a simple brunch even if we can't get a group together for a Meeting. Departure at noon.
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