Just a reminder that the annual Jones Thanksgiving/Christmas dinner will take place on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at the NorthPoint United Pentecostal Church in Sperry. As always, If you can help with the table and chair setup, please come at 10 a.m. Folks may start gathering at the church around 10:00 a.m., and stay until everyone decides to leave… maybe 3:00 or 4:00 p.m. The dinner bell will probably ring sometime between 12:30 and 1:00 p.m. We are asking for meat dishes and mashed potatoes again this year. If some of you wish to notify the group about who might be bringing chicken, ham, turkey or other, that would be very welcome. Other items needed will be side dishes, desserts, rolls, salads, soft drinks, chips, paper plates, cups, napkins and plastic-ware. We will make the iced tea on location. In other words, it will continue to be an old fashioned pot luck dinner with everyone participating. There is no charge for the facility, but as usual, we will accept your donation to be given to the church to cover utilities. You are encouraged to bring old photographs for everyone to look at or to capture on their smart phones.
Hopefully you and yours can make it, but if not we totally understand. The holiday season is a busy one.
If you know of email addresses that should be added or changed, please notify me soon. Also, please spread the word among your extended families so that folks without email addresses or computers will know about the event. See you on the 14th.
Here is an ancestral report using Loyd Jones, the oldest child of Dexter
and Lottie Jones as the primary individual. Keep in mind that this is a
work in progress that may contain errors. Much of the material is
believed to be accurate, but some may not be sourced. I would encourage
each of you to print this report, DATE IT AT THE TOP and file it away in
your photograph library. As I find major details, I will update the
family tree to reflect the new data. If someone in your family has an
interest in genealogy, encourage them to join our “team”. The more people
doing research the better.
(Click to view the full album on Flickr)
I finally pulled the trigger on scheduling our 52nd Annual Descendants of Ransom Jones Reunion. Like I said in my last email, I did not act in a timely fashion to secure the Sequoyah facility, so we will be meeting at the NorthPoint United Pentecostal Church in Sperry on Saturday, August 5. As usual, bring your favorite dishes and share. I will open the church at about 10 a.m., and could use some help setting up the table and chair layout. Bring photos if you can so that others can take a phone shot of them. There is no charge for the facility, but we normally put a donation jar on the dessert table. Hope to see everyone there.
August 6, at Sequoyah State Park (Group Camp Community Building)
The 51st Annual Descendants of Ransom Jones Reunion will be held at Sequoyah State Park, on Saturday, August 6, 2016. We are back at the Group Camp facility as in the past few years. We can occupy the premises much earlier this year, since it is not booked by another group the previous night. I will probably open the facility at 10 a.m., and could use some help setting up the table and chair layout. The Group Camp Community Building has adequate air conditioning. As you may recall, the kitchen is furnished with an ice maker, upright freezer and a walk-in cooler. If you use camp kitchen items, such as pots and pans, make sure you clean them yourself. Thanks.
The total charge for the group for the weekend is $200, which I always pay several months in advance. We collect $4 for each person who is five years of age and older. If the math doesn?t work for the number of attendees, we could raise the fee to $5 on the day of the event. We will try to serve dinner sometime between noon and one o?clock p.m. We will have access to the building until late evening. Please do your part in the cleanup process before departing. The Group Camp Community Building is very near the office, out closer to the highway. Take the first right after you enter the park property.
Let’s make this 51st reunion another great one. Thanks for your continued participation. Remember that family is one of the most important things in our lives
Sequoyah State Park is 8 miles east of Wagoner, Oklahoma, just off Highway 51. Watch for the main park sign out by the highway. As soon as you turn into the park entrance, make a hard right onto the first road before you get to the office. This sign will say, ?Group Camp?.