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Reunion 2018

If you don't recount your family history, it will be lost. Honor your own stories and tell them too. The tales may not seem very important, but they are what binds families and make each of us who we are. Madeline L'Engle

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JULY 18TH - JULY 21ST, 2018
Fulton Steamboat Inn
2510 Lincoln Hwy. East (Route 30)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602

 

OPEN HOUSE
WEDNESDAY, JULY 18TH
6:00 .P.M.

The eighth Descendants of Marie Ferree reunion will officially begin on Wednesday evening with an open house gathering in our hotel Reunion Center. Come by, pick up your reunion packet, have some refreshments, say hello to our officers and committee members, meet and greet Ferree cousins, and shop the Ferree store. Our genealogists and historians will be available to answer inquiries and share information. Its been rumoured there may even be a visit from Madame Ferree.

If you are not already "hanging" on our Ferree Family Tree, but would like to be, this would be a great opportunity to do so, just bring your lineal information with you and speak with the genealogists.

 

CONFERENCE DAY
THURSDAY, JULY 19TH
9:00 A.M.

This day is dedicated to the learning and sharing of Ferree family history and genealogy. Discussion groups will be formed with topics of interest to Ferree descendants. Everyone will have opportunity to visit each of the groups. We will be learning more about the life of the Ferree family in Europe before they came to America. Our speaker will be sharing the results of her research and experiences in France and Germany where the Ferree family actually lived and worked. There will also be speakers from each of the family lines who will be presenting interesting and historical stories about their ancestors. For those registered, a family style lunch will be served at noon in the hotel dining room.

DOMF BUSINESS MEETING
THURSDAY, JULY 19TH
7:00 P.M.

The DOMF constitution requires a business meeting be held at every reunion. All reunion guests are welcome to attend. Committee members and officers each will report on activity in their specific area of responsibility. There will be open discussion on both old and new business. Dues paying members will vote to elect committee members for 2018-2020.

 

HISTORIC SITES BUS TOUR
FRIDAY, JULY 20TH
9:00 A.M.

Would you like to visit some of the historic sites in the Lancaster area? We will be doing that as a chartered bus takes us for guided tours at two of those sites. Our first stop will be The Ephrata Cloister, a National Historic Landmark. It was one of America's earliest religious communities founded in 1732 by German settlers seeking spiritual goals rather than earthly rewards. We will stop for lunch at the Bird-In-Hand Restaurant & Smorgasbord for an authenic Pennsylvania Dutch, all you can eat buffet. Our day will end with a tour of The Amish Farm and House where a professional guide will take us through the 1805 farmhouse and a glimpse into the lifestyle of the Old Order Amish.

After we return from our day of touring, you might like to come by the Reunion Center to enjoy some "cousin" fellowship. The Center will be open from 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. for a casual, informal, "get together".

 

INDOOR PICNIC
SATURDAY, JULY 21ST
12:00 P.M.

We will gather in the Paradise Park Community Building for a day of fun and fellowship. A catered "picnic lunch" will be served followed by a special afternoon program you will not want to miss. Our 2018 reunion will officially close at the end of the day's activities.

 

 

An invitation to attend the reunion is extended to all Ferree, Faulkner, and Lefevre family descendants, extended family members and to all who are interested in and/or would like to learn more about the history and genealogy of the Ferree family.

We will be headquartered at the Fulton Steamboat Inn, 2510 Lincoln Hwy. East (Rt 30) Lancaster. Our Reunion Center will be located in the Robert Fulton Room downstairs. An elevator is available. The hotel phone number is (717) 299-9999. A block of rooms has been reserved for us. When making a reservation be sure to mention the Descendants of Marie Ferree reunion for a group rate discount. Rooms must be booked by Friday, May 18, 2018.

Reunion registration forms will be sent in early June to those on our mailing list. If you would like to attend the reunion but are not on the mailing list, contact Nancy Johnson at nawjohn@aol.com.