July 5, 2018
11 days left
until our celebration.
Hi Family,

I hope this letter finds everyone in good spirit and health.  The reunion is upon us. Please start today on making preparation in getting to the family reunion July 5-8, 2018. 
Also, please take time today to call someone in your state to make sure that they have received their letter and that they are planning to attend. You can also keep up with timely updates on face book, Carter-Jones Family or on the website at www.carterjonesfamily.myevent.com

I would like the 2018 reunion to be one of the highest attended, to date; but I can't do that without your participation.  The reunion is only a short time away and I have been diligently working in Birmingham but as we get closer, I need your input.

Please send recipes to be included in the family cookbook.  Cook books will be on sale at the reunion.  I can’t remember a time in my life that we’ve gathered as a family and didn’t eat, so there should be plenty of recipes to pull from. The book already has a great start with my mother’s, Lillie Mae Lewis, famous dishes; but it won't be complete without YOUR recipe.  Even if you are not able to make the reunion in July, we want your representation in the recipe book.  You will still be able to purchase books and we will mail them you.  Send recipes to 692 Keeneland Way Montgomery, AL 36109 or lashaunlewisgary@yahoo.com

We are planning a golf tournament on Saturday morning July 7, 2018.  Please send your registration form and money by May 1, 2018. If you know of a person or company that would like to be a sponsor, please contact me at lashaunlewisgary@yahoo.com.  Sponsorship would be greatly appreciated, they will be recognized at a post-tournament presentation and it is tax deductible. 

We are planning on a bus trip on Saturday evening to the casino.  It is about 45min from Birmingham and we will charter a bus based on the interest.  The cost will be $25 per seat on the bus and we will have childcare at the hotel available for $10 per child, they will have planned activities, movie, etc.  Please indicate your interest/commitments on the registration. (cost is not included in the registration fee)
In an effort to raise seed funds for upcoming reunions, scholarships, and other projects the committee will be offering ad space in the souvenir book. Ads can be a commemorative page with a personal message dedicated to a deceased family member, a congratulatory ad to a graduate, a newly married couple or advertisement for your business. We encourage you to advertise your business and/or businesses you support, or a personal message in the souvenir book to help support this initiative.
Full Page Ad: $50.00
Half Page Ad: $25.00
Quarter Page Ad: $15.00
Ads can be submitted print ready or you may submit pictures and wording to be configured by the media committee. If emailing pictures, they must be at least 300 dpi.
Please keep in mind the ad space you have purchased when submitting contents for your ad. Quarter page ads cannot hold as much content as a half page or full page ad.
PLEASE MAKE PLANS TO BE IN BIRMINGHAM BY THURSDAY EVENING- 6:30pm central-we will have a meet and greet, and family game night which will include heavy hors d’oeuvres and organized activities.

FRIDAY EVENING- BANQUET which will include dinner with cash bar, presentations, dancing with a DJ.  We hope to have a separate room with child care. 
Please make hotel reservations by May 15, 2018. 
The Marriott 280
3590 Grandview Pkwy
Birmingham, AL 35243-1946
We look forward to having a memorable fun filled reunion and can’t wait to see you!!!!
As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any suggestions, questions, or concerns; lashaunlewisgary@yahoo.com or 334-315-6371. You can still use the 205-901-7592 number, but I do not always have to with me away from home. Thank you in advance for your prompt and timely cooperation.
Your Family Reunion Planning Chair Person
LaShaun Lewis Parrish
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