Thomasville, Alabama Reunion
The Thomasville Tenth Reunion was a great
success and much fun.
The Friday night Welcome Get Together
at the Johnson Center included a live
blues band. The band was from Meridian,
but their family was from Thomasville.
The evening was a time for meeting new
and old friends, finding new family and
having fun. Mr. Johnson, the owner of
the Johnson Center, gave everyone
calendar and pen mementos.
Saturday started with a tour of historic
downtown Thomasville, highlighting
renovation projects. Our tour guide
treated us to snacks on her home's veranda.
The afternoon picnic was picture perfect with
good food, good weather and good companionship.
Barbecue: beef, pork and chicken was
freshly grilled at the picnic. The picnic
was filled with talk of family and childhood
stories. Many people wore their blue
Saturday was topped off with the Reunion
Banquet. Rev. Edward Mosley, Pastor
Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Alberta, AL and
owner, Mosley Funeral Home, Thomasville, AL
gave the invocation.The New Hope No. 1 Baptist
Church Drill Team performed for the group.
Greetings were given by The Honorable
Thomas E. Jackson, Alabama State Representative
and the Honorable Sheldon Day, Thomasville
City Mayor. Mrs. Dorothy Thomas, Thomasville
City Schools spoke on the occasion before dinner.
The dinner tasty and imaginative. After dinner
there was a memorial tribute to Ms. Marceta Jackson,
a Reunion board member by Mrs. Alberta Dixon,
Thomasville City Councilwoman. Ms. Joyce
Cleveland Bell, Thomasville Church of God in Christ,
sang a moving hymn. Mr. Andrew Fuller, assistant
Principle, Lee High, Huntsville, Alabama, introduced
the evenings guest speaker, Mrs. Edna Belle Fuller Jackson,
Focus:HOPE Detroit, Michigan and past resident.
Mrs. Mirkerline Talley, Reunion Chairperson gave
event summary remarks and reflections, before
Rev. Edward Mosley's closing benedictions.
The Master of Order was Mr. George Jones.
On Sunday, people attended church services at
New Hope No.1 Baptist Church, Thomasville,
Alabama or their family church. This is the time
many local or close-by past residents, who do not attend
other reunion events, can meet with others visiting from
out-of-town. Sunday afternoon is spent visiting family
or at a church dinner.
It was a grand tenth Thomasville Reunion celebration.