Spacious 3300 square foot lodge, fully equipped kitchen and capacity to seat and service 150 - 175 guests. Lodge contains restrooms, showers and a nurses station. Handicapped accessible. There are 4 RV hookups in front of the building and several other areas to park RV’s or pitch tents. If you would prefer to stay in a local hotel, there are several in LaGrande, only 10 miles from this location. There are ten unheated cabins with 12 bunks each, which you would need to provide your own bedding. It is nestled on a 240 acre site under pines in the shadow of Mt. Emily. There is an amphitheater and campfire area - fire zone permitting. Resident deer and elk herd. Access to mountain trails. Garbage service provided. Quiet serenity. There is a basketball court and horseshoe pits - you need to supply your own equipment. There is ample space for yard games such as badmitten, crocket, and volleyball if you would like to bring those.
Donations are not mandatory, but helpful. I don’t want anyone to feel like they need to contribute to be part of the family. They help to pay for the location rental, mailings, family research, family web page, etc. Thank you to all those who donated last year. We were able to cover the expenses.
Claudia McClure-Keyes (Great Great Granddaughter of Enoch Kenworthy) started up the family circular again. The original was started in the mid 1800’s and continued to the 1960’s or 1970’s. It was lost. The circular was a letter passed from one member of the family to the other with each family adding news of what was going on in their lives. Anyone interested in joining the circular, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or,
TKS GROUP INC., PO Box 25405, Portland, OR 97298. Whoever has the current family circular, please contact Claudia so we know where it’s at and where it needs to go next.
8Reunion Theme - WHO’S GOING TO WIN!!
Yes, we’re going to do this again J
We are holding a contest as to which family will have the most attendance this year. This is based off the original children - Manda, Ruby, Zelda, Ralph, and Ellen Moon. If there are other branches attending, we will figure their lines in as well.
Here Are All of the Categories & Last Year’s Winners:
1. Which line has the most people attending - Ralph Moon (20)
2. Which line has the most percentage of people in their line attending – Ralph Moon (20)
3. Who came the furthest – Ron & Pat Moon (Nevada)
4. Who is the oldest - Ina Gregerson (88 years)
5. Who is the youngest – Angeleah Jennings (1 ½ years)
6. New to the reunion – Ann & Bruce White, Don & Deborah Simler, Glenn & Verla Simler (Idaho)
We would like to make sure that we have all of the family member’s addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses (if available) so that we can continue to have a current mailing list for the future. We are also accepting pictures, family documents, stories, etc., to put at the website. Those can be either e-mailed or mailed to the following people for submission:
RSVP: Rick & Carla Larson
P.O. Box 1982
Clarkston, WA 99403.
RSVP & Donations: Heather Moon
1833 W. 4th Avenue,
Kennewick, WA 99336.
The family tree will be printed and posted in the lodge so that everyone can see where everyone connects in the family. Please share this information with any family members that you know in case we were not able to get our entire family mailing list updated. Make a copy of the attached form for them to fill out, so that we can get the mailing list updated. Thank you in advance for all of your help.
Note: For those showing up Friday, June 9, 2005, Heather Moon should be there to greet you by noon. Please contact me (Heather) at (509) 586-1978 closer to the date to verify. I will pick up the key in LaGrande.