Family Reunions & Special Announcements

(All Information Subject To Change. Please Call Ahead!)


"Cumberland Gap's Encampment of the Severed Union" will be held April 29-30, 2000, at the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. Experience the turmoil of the men, women, and children who lived through and endured "The War Between The States;" a conflict that severed unions, both political and personal. For more information contact: Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, P. O. Box 1848, Middlesboro, KY 40965; or call: 606/248-2817.


"Appalachian Reflections A Glimpse Into The Past" will be held May 26-28, 2000, at the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. Join us as we take a fun-filled learning tour of the park. Experience how a blacksmith makes a horseshoe. Learn the techniques used in log cabin construction. For more information contact: Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, P. O. Box 1848, Middlesboro, KY 40965; or call: 606/248-2817.


Patterson/Lickliter Family Reunion will be held August 19, 2000, at the Jackson City Park in Jackson, Kentucky. For more information contact: Charles E. Patterson, 711 Bishoff Court, Lexington, KY 40505; or e-mail: SAPJP77@prodigy.net


Booher Reunion will be held May 27-29, 2000, at Dale Hollow Lake State Park, Burkesville, Kentucky. For more information contact: Eva Booher, 1425 11th Street #16, Santa Monica, CA 90401; call: 310/451-3216; or e-mail: evabooher@aol.com


The Quilts of Hillforest will be held May 13, 2000 through July 9, 2000, at Hillforest, in Aurora, Indiana. On June 11 & 25, 2000, and June 13 & 20, 2000, Hillforest will host Summertime Teas. For more information contact: Sue Small, 812/926-0087.


The 70th Rice Reunion will be held June 13, 2000, at the RECC building in Flemingsburg, Kentucky. Descendants of Jefferson Rice, Will Rice, John Rice, Jewell Rice, Frank Rice, Dee Worthington Jefferson, Nannie Margaret Rice, Ada Rice, Dee Rice Stevenson, and Ethel Rice are welcome to attend. For more information contact: Lucien Rice, 1341 Cooper Creek Drive, Lexington, KY 40514; call: 606/296-2303; Francis Rice, 6475 Helena Road, Mays Lick, KY 41055; call: 606/763-6224; or Evelyn Robertson, 226 Glendover Road, Lexington, KY 40514; call: 606/277/2400.




The Waddle/Waddell Reunion will be held May 13, 2000, at one of the shelters in the Eubank Park, at Eubank, Kentucky. Bring a covered dish, plenty of memories, old photos, stories of the past, and anything you may want to share. For more information contact: Gene Pitman, 513/761-6175; Shirley Alexander, 606/678-7601; or Karen Waddle, 513/779-2347.


Aurora's 10th Annual Firecracker Craft Show and Festival will be held June 30, 2000, and July 1-2, 2000, at Lesko Park, in Aurora, Indiana. For more information call: 812/926-1599.


The 22nd Annual Nickels-Elam Family Reunion will be held June 11, 2000 at the Twin Springs High School, near Nickelsville, Scott County, Virginia. For more information about anything pertaining to the reunion contact: Edwin E. Nickels, 682 Rocky Branch Road, Blountville, TN 37617; or call: 423/323-2009.


The Johnson Family Reunion has reservations for May 26-27, 2000, in the Community Center at West Liberty, Kentucky. Any descendants of Jacob and Lydia Wheeler Johnson who are interested in attending should contact us as soon as possible. Dennis and Montene Dean, 6491 Blue Creek Court, Douglasville, GA 30135; call: 770/949-2964; or e-mail: Maddean@sprynet.com


The Finley and Caudill Reunion will be held June 24, 2000, at the Carr Fork Lake Shelter #3 at Litt Carr, Kentucky. Bring a covered dish. For more information contact: Kathleen Thomas, 646 Hale Branch Road, Red Fox, KY 41847.


The Estill County Historical and Genealogical Society meets the first Tuesday of each month, except in July, at 7:00 p. m. at the Estill County Public Library on Main Street. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information contact: Edison Joe Estes, 200 Sugar Hollow Spur, Irvine, KY 40336.


Family Reunion: A gathering of the descendants of the survivors of Ruddles and Martin's Station will be held on June 24, 2000, at Paris, Kentucky. For more information contact: M. Pelfrey, 3 Darrma Court, Cold Spring, KY 41076; or e-mail: http;//www.shawhan.com/RuddlesFort.html or hdlee9936@aol.com.


Crafts In The Village: Crafts In The Village celebrates its 25th year. Handcrafted items only will be exhibited and sold; skilled craftsmen will demonstrate their unique talents. No admission fee will be charged. The dates for these events are May 27-28, 2000, and October 14-15, 2000 at the Kentucky Dam Village, Gilbertsville, Kentucky. For information write: The Village Craftsmen's Guild, P. O. Box 212, Gilbertsville, KY 42044.


The Herrington Reunion, which includes the Cannaday, Duncan, and Booth families, will be held at the Huntsville Community Center, on June 3, 2000, in Huntsville, Arkansas. Bring a covered dish. Cookbooks will be for sale. For more information contact: Virginia Threet, 1875 S. Custer Lane, Fayetteville, AR 72701.


The 12th Gabbard Reunion, which includes Creech, Powell, and Hall families, will be held at the Jones Center in Springdale, Arkansas on July 29, 2000. Bring a covered dish. Cookbooks will be for sale. For more information contact: Virginia Threet, 1875 S. Custer Lane, Fayetteville, AR 72701.


Herbs For All will be held May 13, 2000, starting at noon, in Gravel Switch, Kentucky at the Historic Penn's Store; the oldest country store in America. Herb and flower plants for sale, demonstrations, nature walk, herbal speakers, booths, and Mother's Day herbal baskets. For more information contact: Penn's Store, 257 Penn's Store Road, Gravel Switch, KY 40328; call: 606/332-7715 or 606/332-7706; or e-mail: kdjones@kih.net


The McCreary County Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc., meets the third Monday of each month, except December, at the McCreary County Public Library, in Whitley City, at 7:00 p. m. For more information contact: McCreary County Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc., P. O. Box 400, Whitley City, KY 42653; call: 606/354-2946; or e-mail: KTRAMMELL@Highland.net


The First Annual Carter County Benefit PowWow will be held May 6-7, 2000, in Grayson, Kentucky. For details call: Jason Hart, 606/474-5101; or Donna Church, 606/652-9850; or e-mail jasonhart@usa.net or wolfmtn@usa.net


The Elkhorn City Area Heritage Council, Inc., meets the third Thursday each month at 7:00 p. m., at the Elkhorn Senior Citizens Center. Membership dues, $10 per year. For more information contact: Elkhorn City Area Heritage Council, Inc., P. O. Box 1332, Elkhorn City, KY 41522; or e-mail: http://www.rootsweb.com/-kypike.echps.htm


Stamper Family Association meets the first Saturday of every month at the restaurant in the Holly Hills Mall, Hindman, Kentucky. We wish to invite any/all Stamper connections and family members to join us. For more information contact: Golden Combs Fer-guson, 1855 Longs Creek Road, Booneville, KY 41314; call: 606/398-2802; or e-mail: golden@kih.net


The Harlan County Genealogical Society meets the second Saturday in April, July, and October, at 10:00 a. m. at the Harlan Public Library, 107 N. Third Street, Harlan, Kentucky. For more information contact: the Harlan County Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 853, Harlan, KY 40831.


The Kentucky Recruitment and Training Camp will be held April 27-30, 2000, at Camp Nelson Heritage Park, Jessamine County, Kentucky. Federal troops come to Kentucky to begin your re-enactment year. Use this authentic site to hold your annual review of uniforms, equipment, drill, and practice. Camp Nelson will provide all standard amenities, but each group is responsible for its own schedule of activities. For more information contact: Tom Fugate, Kentucky Heritage Council, 300 Washington Street, Frankfort, KY 40601; call: 502/564-7005; or visit our Web site: http://www.campnelson.org


Johnson County Historical and Genealogical Association meets regularly on the first Saturday mornings of June, September, December, and March, in the Johnson County Public Library, Paintsville, Kentucky. For more information contact: Rebecca Lewis, Court Reporter, P. O. Box 146, Paintsville, KY 41240.


The Friends of Baker-Hunt meet on the third Friday of each month, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the Baker Hunt mansion, Covington, Kentucky. For more information call: 606/431-0020 or 513/861-4146; ask for Tom Lohre.


The Van Lear Historical Society meets the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p. m. For more information contact: The Van Lear Historical Society, 78 Millers Creek Road, Van Lear, KY 41265; or e-mail: coalcamp@geocities.com


The Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society meets the fourth Monday of each month, except in December. For more information contact: The Spencer County Historical and Genealogy Society, P. O. Box 266, Taylorsville, KY 40071.


The Rowan County Historical Society meets the first Thursday of each month, except for January and February, at the public library. For more information contact the Society at: P. O. Box 60, Morehead, KY 40351; or call: 606/784-9527.


Stamper Reunion 2000: The Stamper Family Association, Inc., would like to remind any and all Stampers (and Stamper connecting lines) of the Stamper reunion, June 10, 2000, at the Ball Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Softshell, Kentucky, just east of Hindman. Bring a covered dish or two. For more information contact: James Stamper, 606/378-5495. e-mail: jstamper@mis.net; Geneva Hamilton, 606/478-9143; or Golden Ferguson, 606/398-2802, e-mail: golden@kih.net


Family Reunion: The Cecil/Cissell, Johnson/Johnston, Ballard, Crabtree, Berry, Dailey/Daly, and related families will hold a reunion July 15, 2000, at Manton, Washington County, Kentucky, at the newly-renovated Manton schoolhouse and grounds. Please bring drinks and a dish. Bring your genealogy and photos. For more information please contact Jane Hagan Smith, 502/366/4962; or e-mail: jbfoto@netzero.net or janemariesmith@altavista.com


Laurel County Events: Motocross Racing ATV National, April 7-9, 2000, at the Daniel Boone Motocross Park; All American Championship Rodeo, May 26-27, 2000, at the Laurel County Fairgrounds; NAIA Girls National Golf Tournament, May 15-18, 2000, at the London Country Club; Bluegrass Festival, June 2-3, 2000, at the Laurel County Fairgrounds; and Motocross Racing AMA Loretta Lynn Regional, June 23-25, 2000, at the Daniel Boone Motocross Park; For more information call: 800/348-0095.


Second National Stidham Family Reunion will be held August 18-20, 2000, in Wilmington, Delaware. For more information contact: Jack Stidham, 402 Lee Drive, Morristown, TN 37814; call: 423/586-6557; or e-mail: jstidham@charter.net


Descendants of Porter and Adelaide Riley Family Reunion will be held May 28, 2000, at 1:00 p. m. at the Barren River State Lodge at Lucas, Kentucky; 15 miles south of Glasgow, Kentucky, in Barren County. For more information and reservations write: Ivone Broady, 100 Castleridge Road, Glasgow, KY 42141.


Readers are invited to share their reunion announcements.