Hey fellow Joneses:
The 44th Annual Descendents of Ransom Jones Reunion will be held at Camp Lutherhoma, on the Illinois River east of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, from noon Friday, August 20, through noon Sunday, August 22, 2010. Everyone is encouraged to bring covered dishes and desserts on Saturday to share with others (Kentucky Fried will do in a pinch).
The rates will probably be the same as last year, but I haven’t received the contract yet. Last year, guests staying overnight Friday were charged $14 which included Saturday’s daytime schedule. If you stayed the entire weekend, the total charge was $21 ($7 for staying overnight Saturday night to Sunday). If you only attended Saturday, the charge was $5 per person paid to the camp for the privilege of being on grounds and using the facilities.
Some have thought this was a meal fee, but that is not the case. Camp Lutherhoma charges us this discounted fee as a compromise amount for those not staying overnight. If you bring guests you are responsible for their $5 Saturday fee. Children 4 years of age and younger have not been charged in the past. Air-conditioned dormitory rooms are available, and private cabins (with fans) that will accommodate entire families can be used at no extra charge. Hotels are available in Tahlequah for persons wishing to stay off-campus at night.
Directions for driving to Camp Lutherhoma are listed here. You may also want to visit www.lutherhoma.com. By the way, if you have email addresses of others who may want to receive these updates, please forward them to my email address. I no longer send out letters, so if you have family members who won’t share their email addresses, please advise them of the dates.
As always, please bring photographs even if you brought them last year. If you have had changes to the down line on your family tree, please write down births, deaths, marriages, etc. so that I can add them to the master tree. Ransomjones.com courtesy of Brad and Randall Murphy.
Again we encourage some of you to stay over Saturday night to help with the cleanup, as well as enjoy the refreshing and rewarding Sunday morning breakfast.
As soon as I see the finished contract I will notify everyone of any rate changes. See you there!