Important Dates to Remember
June 1, 2018 - Cut-off for discounted room rate at the Quality Inn
June 15, 2018 - Last day to register and purchase a reunion T-shirt.
July 13, 2018 - First day of the family reunion in Harlan, KY!!!!!
When: JuLY 13 - 15, 2018
Where: Quality Inn
2608 South Highway 421
February 18, 2018
The Whitaker Mason Clark families have joined together to host a “Getting-to-Know-You” Family Reunion in Harlan, Kentucky, July 13 - 15, 2018. Easter Whittaker is still the focal point of our family reunions. We want to reunite her descendants and introduce the cousins to each other. Thus, we decided to meet in Harlan to ascertain the extent of interest in reuniting. Saturday's agenda will include a business meeting where the location and date of the next reunion will be discussed and possibly selected.
To enhance communications, we’ve maintained the www.WMCFamilyReunion.com website and set up a restricted group page on FACEBOOK (WMC-Family Reunion 2018). Please update or add your profile on the FAMILY DIRECTORY webpage to assure that we have current information on you and your family. You may also want to sign the Guestbook to let your family and friends know that you are planning to attend the 2018 Reunion.
We established a Planning Committee to coordinate planning of the 2018 Reunion. Representatives from each family are as follows: Phyllis Kennedy (Frank), Lateesa Ward (Jess), Regina Edwards (Eliza), Teresa Henry (Clora), Val Gray-Hooks (Nelly), Shannon Jones (Dan Sr.), and Anthony McKinley (Hannah). Contact your family representative with questions, concerns or suggestions.
The Reunion will take place in Harlan, Kentucky. The Quality Inn is the host hotel. A room block has been reserved in the name of the WMC Family Reunion or Teresa Henry (Reecie) at a discounted room rate of $90/night plus taxes, single or double. This rate is available before and after the Reunion dates for those interested in extending their stay. However, each guest must contact the hotel directly at (606) 573-3385 to make reservations. The Quality Inn has complimentary Wi-Fi, parking and breakfast. The cut-off date for reservations at the reunion discount rate is June 1, 2018. Reserve your rooms now to assure accommodations at the host hotel before it is fully booked!
There are other hotels in Harlan to include the Jones Hotel, the Benham Inn and several Bed and Breakfast houses. You must contact the other hotels directly to get their current rates. Register early to reserve your space!
There is no bus or airport service into Harlan! There are airports in Knoxville, TN, Lexington and Louisville, KY, as well as Cincinnati, OH. The closest airport to Harlan is in Knoxville, TN. Oftentimes, the least expensive airport is in Cincinnati, OH.
The registration fee is $60 for each adult,19 years of age and older, and $40 for teenagers, 16 – 18 years of age. Youth and children, ages 15 and under, accompanying their parents, do not have to pay a registration fee. However, we need a head count of everyone attending for the dinner plates, etc. The registration fee is required to cover the Reunion Weekend expenses and other associated costs, to include maintenance of the Reunion website.
For the 2018 Reunion, some of the families have appointed co-Treasurers to coordinate registration for their families. As applicable, you can send your completed registration package to your family’s co-Treasurer or the National Treasurer in Harlan. See the Registration Form for more details.
Reunion T-Shirts must be pre-ordered and paid for by June 15, 2018! We will not take orders after June 15 and will not have any available for purchase in Harlan. Everyone, including children of paid registrants (15 years of age and under), must pre-order and pay for Reunion T-Shirts. NOTE: Paid registrants will get a free Reunion T-shirt if they submit their completed Registration package by May 1, 2018 (early birds).
The following Activities are provided by the Registration Fee. Everyone must be registered to get a name badge and meal tickets. Dress casual on Friday and wear your Reunion T-shirts on Saturday!
Friday, July 13, 2018
6:00 a.m. – 10:00 am Breakfast at the hotel
2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Registration.
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception/Meet and Greet/Games for youth and children.
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Family Prayer/Dinner
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Swimming for teenagers, youth and children
6:00 p.m. – midnight Hospitality Room/board games for teenagers and adults
Saturday, July 14, 2018
6:00 a.m. – 10:00 am Breakfast at the hotel
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration/Hospitality Room with limited drinks and snacks
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tours around Harlan, family cemeteries, mining museums, etc.
6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Dinner Program/Music/Dancing/Board Games
Sunday, June 15, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Worship service at the Clover Street Church of Christ or church of choice ***Dinner immediately following service at the Clover Street Church of Christ***
A Volunteer Form is included for those wanting to take advantage of the discounted room rates and come early to help out and/or stay longer to do more sightseeing around Harlan. We need help with activities, preparing the foods and handling the registrations. If interested, please complete the Volunteer Form and return it with your registration package. Thank you!
Attachments: Click here for a copy of the registration forms