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The Lenoir/MANN/GIBBS Reunion has come and gone with just a few minor hitches. Several last minute folk for the banquet but the "5% "over covered them.We had a total of 61 people.As this was my first time as Co Chair, I was rather pleased. The Bus tour of Cherokee,NC gave us an opportunity to shop.Rode by Harrah's but did not go in. It was not on our itenerary and I did not realize how grand the buiding was.The highlight of the weekend was the tour of the LENOIR/DEVON ACRES FARM. Just seeing the Corn Crib and Spring House from the days of slavery was so overwhelming for the majority of the family. They even brought out the HORN used to call the slaves in from their chores. My bro in law was able to blow it soundly as he blows the shofar at our church.
Even thought we started letters in January for the July event,by the 6th of July we only had 17 responses. I don't know if one can get around the latecomers. However, we set a goal of 50 from the beginning and two days before the event, we were up to 58. IT was an experience and hopefully for the next one, it may become easier. We are planning to meet at Ft Defiance In Lenoir NC for 2009.We are setting dues to be given throughout the year to help defray the cost of the next one also.All who atended paid so we had no crashers.I thank this site for all the suggestions and info that it provides.
Special Kudos to all the ones who helped make the event flow smoothly and especially to Bev for the slogan" BEING PART OF OUR FAMILY IS NOT A GAMBLE"
Gwen

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