I’m excited to announce that plans are set for the 2016 Ealy Family Reunion in Atlanta, Georgia. The reunion will be held the weekend of July 14 – 17, 2016. Our host hotel is the beautiful Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia. See pictures of this beautiful hotel at www.cpravinia.com. Our first reunion was held in 1974 and has continued every two years ever since. Following that historic precedent, this will be our 22nd family reunion for the descendants of Robert "Big Bob" & Jane Parrott Ealy of Leake County, Mississippi. That root union brought forth 13 children (branches) and the tree just keeps on growing!
First of all, let me introduce myself and the Midwest Chapter Planning Committee. My name is Sandra Richardson (Chairperson). I am the daughter of the late Travis & Annie “Jenncey” Black of Lena, MS, and the great, great granddaughter of Paul Ealy, Branch E6. The remaining committee members consist of Tanya Ealy (Treasurer), Silvia Ealy and Tammy Ealy from Wisconsin, Tiffany Ealy (Secretary), Leslie Ealy and Angela Ealy from Ohio, Nacsha Ealy from Michigan, and Melvin Collier from Virginia. We have been very busy with preparations and are delighted to be planning this celebration. I also would like to acknowledge and give thanks to the previous committee members.
Since Atlanta is the chosen site for our family reunion, that means greater expenses. My #1 main priority is to get the cost of the registration down to a budget friendly level, whereas more family members can attend the reunion. Therefore, we have had series fundraising campaigns to offset those expenses. All fundraising proceeds will benefit the family as a whole group, not individuals, to be applied toward registration, incidentals & administrative costs. Our fundraisers were a Christmas Raffle and a Spring Raffle; they both were successful. More fundraising efforts will follow. Stay tuned.
The Midwest Chapter Planning Committee will be diligently working hard over the next several months so that everyone will have a great time. We ensure that this will be a wonderful event to grow the Ealy family tree with more leaves on the 13 branches to create more memories of a lifetime. We will keep you informed thru various media formats for you all to plan accordingly for the upcoming events. Should you wish to volunteer to help, have questions, comments or concerns, please contact me, Sandra, at 270-307-8237 or email me at email@example.com. Also, send contact information of other family members that we may not have to Nacsha at firstname.lastname@example.org