8th Remember Rockford Reunion
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Remember Rockford Families Reunion
Remember Rockford Reunion
Returns This September 8th 2018
The Rockford Preservation Society Inc. is calling on all descendants and supporters of the historic village of Rockford to join us for the Remember Rockford Reunion Sept. 8!
This will be the eighth reunion since we began the tradition in 2010, and several activities are planned. Parking will be available at Rockford Park. Registration also will be at the park. After a brief welcome at 10 a.m., we will walk over to the two shops now open in two of our buildings.
The program will be inside Rockford Methodist Church and will feature The Nonesuch Playmakers who will perform “Home Front Hit Parade,” a musical revue of WWII-era songs. It will be a flag-waving, finger-snapping heartfelt journey back in time. A display of banners about the history of the Surry County courthouse will be on loan by the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History. When Rockford was the county seat, the courthouse operated in the village.
After a delicious barbecue lunch in the church, Larry Brindle, a descendant of the York family, will share his research about the famous Sgt. York from WWI.
Then we will update you on the progress, plans and upcoming activities at our six properties in the village. There also will be time for sharing your family photos and information. Tables and a copier will be set up in the church. (Surry Community College has a local history/genealogy room open on the Friday before the reunion until 2:30 p.m.)
Our reunion will wrap up with a tour and presentation at the W.P. Dobson General Store/Masonic Lodge, our largest project. Our preservation specialist Jason Allen, who is restoring the site, will show us his progress and answer your questions. The Remember Rockford Reunion is a wonderful opportunity for descendants to make contact not only with their ancestors’ pasts, but also to forge new friendships with cousins you may have never met!
How to register:
The only cost is for the lunch — $10 for adults, $5 for children. Print this registration form and mail to 4844 Rockford Road Dobson, NC 27017 with your check made payable to Rockford Preservation Society. Call (336) 374-3825 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Please make sure we receive your registration by Aug. 15. See you soon!
Take a look at a past year's event! (Click far right arrows for full screen)