Reunions, Special Events,
& Other Announcements
(Please Check Ahead For Possible Time And Date Changes)
Second Annual Waddle Reunion will be held May 15, 1999, at Eubank, Kentucky. This is for the descendants of Calvin Waddle (1812-1894). For more information contact: Shirley Alexander, 106 Church Street, Somerset, KY 42501, 606/678-7601; or Gene Pitman, 632 Burns Avenue, Wyoming, OH 45215, 513/761-6175; e-mail: [email protected]
Crafts In The Village: The Village Craftsmen's Guild of Gilbertsville, Kentucky will sponsor a juried arts and craft show at Kentucky Dam State Park in Gilbertsville, Kentucky. The dates for this show are May 29-30, 1999 and October 9-10, 1999. For more information contact: Village Craftsmen's Guild, P. O. Box 212, Gilbertsville, KY 42044.
The Kentucky Gourd Society, will be having its fifth annual Kentucky Gourd Show on May 15 and 16, 1999, at Taylorsville, Kentucky. For more information contact: Kentucky Gourd Society, P. O. Box 905, Taylorsville, KY 40071; or e-mail:
Fort Smith: The Smithland Area Chamber of Commerce is presenting a living history to aid in the preservation of Fort Smith at Smithland, Kentucky on May 1 and 2, 1999. For more information contact: Dick Green, 710 Princeton Street, Providence, KY 42450; or call: 502/667-2617.
Oneida Baptist Institute, in Clay County, will have a centennial celebration on June 26, 1999. The Christian boarding school was founded on September 1, 1899 and opened on New Years Day, 1900. For more information contact: Oneida Baptist Institute, P. O. Box 67, Oneida, KY 40972; or call: 606/847-4111.
General Butler State Resort Park will be hosting the 17th Annual Kentucky Scottish Weekend on May 7-9, 1999. Tannahill Weavers will be in concert on Sunday afternoon. For more information contact: General Butler State Resort Park, 800/325-0078; or e-mail: [email protected]
Jenkins Days Autumn Festival will be held August 26 - 28, 1999. There will be a one and one-half mile fun walk race, a two-mile run on Saturday morning, and a parade at noon. Visit our coal-railroad museum. For more information call: Charles Dixon, 606/832-2759; or Ernestine Flint, 606/832-0090.
Family Reunion: There will be a reunion held on September 19, 1999, for the following families: Frisch, Cahill, Bushelman, and Celsner. For more information contact: Annie Frisch, 2500 Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills, KY 41017.
Annual Williams Reunion: There will be an annual Williams reunion for the descendants of James, Oliver, and Laura Williams, on August 1, 1999. For more information contact: Paul Montgomery, 4019 Cedar Grove Road, Shepherdsville, KY 40165.
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.
Smyth-Crabtree Reunion will be held on August 15, 1999, at Mt. Paran, in Lee County, Kentucky. For more information contact: Virginia Crowe, 102 Kittison Drive, Winchester, KY 40391.
Montgomery Reunion: There will be a Montgomery family reunion for the descendants of Francis Montgomery, Sr., on June 13, 1999. For more information contact: Paul Montgomery, 4019 Cedar Grove Road, Shepherdsville, KY 40165.
Griffith Reunion: The Third Annual Griffith Reunion will be held September 18, 1999, near Blaine, in Lawrence County, Kentucky. For more information contact: Bill Griffith, 44 McKenzie Lane, Olive Hill, KY 41164, 606/286-2638; or Earl Griffith, 12223 E. 38th Street, Tulsa, OK 74146, 918/664-9588.
Valley Hill Fair and Reunion: The Sixth Valley Hill Herb Fair and Reunion is scheduled for June 5, 1999. For more information call: Rosemary Bailey, 606/336-0255; or write: Valley Hill Store, 65 Valley Hill Road, Springfield, KY 40069.
The 11th Gabbard Reunion will be July 17, 1999, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. For more information contact: Virginia Threet, 1875 S. Custer Lane, Fayetteville, AR 72701.
Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park, six miles south of Nicholasville, Kentucky, will present "Thunder on the River: Skirmish at Hickman's Bridge," on May 29-30, 1999. For more information call: 606/881-9126.
Aurora Arts Festival: The Ohio River town of Aurora, Indiana will host its first Aurora Arts Festival on September 18, 1999. For more information call: 812/926-0087; or e-mail:
Booher Family Reunion: The Booher family reunion will be held May 29-31, 1999. For details and information contact: Glenda Carter, 4201 Glasgow Road, Burkesville, KY 42717, 502/864-3757; or Eva Booher, 1425-11th Street #16, Santa Monica, CA 90401, 310/451-3216, e-mail:
Honaker Family Reunion: The descendants of Hans Jacob Honaker will host a national family reunion on August 13-14, 1999, in Honaker, Virginia. For more information contact: Honaker Family Assn., P. O. Box 3636, Alexandria, VA 22302-9998; or call: 703/751-7321.
Spring Art Celebration: May 7-31, 1999, view original art created by artists from Carroll and surrounding counties at the Carroll County Public Library. For more information call: 502/732-7020.
Off-Road Duathlon: General Butler State Resort Park, at Springhill Winery, on May 16, 1999. Mountain bike competition for teams or solo. Call: 502/484-2998.
Port William Historical Society Yard, Plant, and Bake Sale will be held May 22, 1999, at the Historic Masterson House, Carrollton, Kentucky. Enjoy a variety of items from our members of the Port William Historical Society. Call: 502/732-5559.
5K Nature Run: The "Run to the River" 5K race starts at General Butler State Resort Park and continues outside the park to the Kentucky River and back. Runners will be supplied water stops. It will be held June 5, 1999. Call: 800/325-0078.
Garden Tour: The Port William Historical Society will sponsor a "Garden Tour" on June 12, 1999, featuring at least five gardens in Carroll County. Refreshments served at the Historic Masterson House. Call: 502/732-5559.
Carroll County Fair, featuring some of the finest handicrafts in the county will be held June 12-19, 1999. Fun, food, games, and rides! Call: 502/732-4491
Fatire Boogie, a mountain bike competition, will be held June 13, 1999, at General Butler State Resort Park at Springhill Winery. Call: 505/484-2998
12th Annual Buddy Bass Tournament will be held at Point Park in downtown Carrollton, on June 25-27, 1999. Guaranteed first prize of $10,000. Come watch these fisherman bring in some doozies! All the fish are returned to the river. Call: 502/732-6073.
Watts Reunion, Inc. will be held at Natural Bridge State Resort Park, Slade, Kentucky, on July 25, 1999, from 9:00 - 5:00, at shelter #2, by skylift. For more information contact: Brenda Watts, 167 Burton Subdivision Road, Nancy, KY 42544; call: 606/871-9291.
20th Annual Nickels-Elam Family Reunion will be held on June 13, 1999, at the Twin Springs High School, near Nickelsville, Virginia. For more information contact: Edwin E. Nickels, 682 Rocky Branch Road, Blountville, TN 37617; or call: 423/323-2009.
Stamper Reunion: There will be a Stamper Reunion at the Ball Fork Fire Department on June 12, 1999, at Soft Shell, Kentucky, near Hindman. For more information contact: Geneva Stamper Hamilton, 140 Maple Road, Harold, KY 41635; or call: 606/478-9143.
Pratt Family Reunion will be held July 31, 1999, at Natural Bridge State Park, Slade, Kentucky. For reservations call: 800/325-1710; or for more information contact: Lillie Williamson, 616/749-2022.
Selby Reunion will be held September 5, 1999, at Cumberland State Park, Jamestown, Kentucky. For more information contact: Peggy Galloway, 808 Vinson Road, Danville, KY 40422; 606/236-0816.
7th Annual Hart Reunion: The 7th annual reunion for the descendants of William P. and Louisa Hart and John B. and Mahala Jane (Jennie) Hart Rogers will be held August 7, 1999, at Laurel Lake Baptist Camp, Corbin, Kentucky. For more information contact: Mildred C. Rogers, 2029 Bacon Creek, Corbin, KY 40701; 606/528-6735.
Babies, Dolls, and Dresses: A New Exhibit will open May 15, 1999 and run through August 15, 1999, at Hillforest, a national historic landmark. For more information contact: Sue E. Small, 812/926-0087.
Natural Bridge State Resort Park, Slade, Kentucky, will have the following events: Square Dancing, April 24 through October 23, 1999; 28th Annual "Shindig In The Mountains," May 29-30, 1999; 32nd Annual National Mountain Square Dance and Clogging Festival and Contest, June 25-26, 1999; and 34th Annual Square Dance and Music Fiesta, September 3-5, 1999. For more information call: 606/668-6650.
The Higdon Family Association, Inc. will host an annual meeting at the Holiday Inn, located at the Bluegrass Parkway and U. S. 31-E, in Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky, on September 23-25, 1999. For more information contact: Eugene Smith, 406 Charlie Huffman Road, Leitchfield, KY 42754; or call: 270/242-6244.
The Friends of Baker-Hunt meet on the third Friday of each month, from 5:30 to 6:30, 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:
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 First Annual Hays Reunion for descendants and friends of Clarence Edward Hays (1895-1953) and Clara May Fletcher Hays (1904-1955), formerly of Breathitt County, Kentucky, will be held Saturday, June 12, 1999 in Stone Mountain, Georgia, beginning at 12 noon. For details, please call Arnold Hays at 770-483-6010.