Volunteer Needed for Lampley Reunion

Heycuz’s,

I received this from our Cousin Camille Allen, coordinator for all the Lampley Reunions. Please help if you can.

April

Lampley Reunion 2017:

Dear Lampley Cousins and Friends,

I had every good intention of continuing to coordinate this year’s reunion on June 24, especially it being the 25th Annual Reunion, ongoing since the days of Bob and Christine Lampley. However, due to the recent deaths of both my husband, John (October 10, 2016), and my brother, Charley Wyman, (May 22, 2017), I have decided that I must beg forgiveness and bow out of doing this year’s event. Dealing with not only the sorrow of losing close loved ones, the legal and business issues that come with being Executrix for both, has cut short any spare time I have.
However, if any of you are willing to take it over for this year and/or the future, I will willingly bring you all the gear that I use annually to decorate (it’s a lot more than all those red-checked tablecloths ;-)), all of my records and email and snail mail addresses, and other incidentals that come with the job.
Please let me know as soon as possible if you are interested in coordinating this June 24. The Porter Center is still reserved, as I book it months in advance, and the date must be cancelled very soon IF none of you are interested.
I do hope one of you, or several together, feel that you would like to continue the tradition. I have loved doing the Reunion, and have gotten great joy and friendship over the years of knowing all of you, and discovering more of my family history by being with you annually.
Please email me, or phone me: 615-417-3204 if you want to discuss.

Most sincerely,
Camille Allen
(Direct descendent, Radford Tucker Lampley Line)
CamiAllen@aol.com

25th Annual Lampley Family Reunion

25th Annual LAMPLEY FAMILY REUNION!!
Saturday, June 24, 2017
(The Saturday after Fathers’ Day)
Porter Community Center*
*11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Covered Dish Dinner at Noon

Don’t forget your dish or other goodies, and your drinks of choice (non-alcoholic)!
We’ll supply plates, cups, utensils, napkins and ice.
Short Meeting
Visit to Sack Lampley Cemetery

Remember to bring family photos, genealogies and documents to share with the cousins.
*PORTER COMMUNITY CENTER, 1602 Abiff Rd., near Dickson

(DIRECTIONS: from Hwy. 100, Fairview, go south to Hwy 46 and turn right. Go 3.2 miles and turn right on Abiff Rd (at blinking light). Go 2.3 miles and Porter Community Center is on the right, next to Brown’s Chapel Church of Christ. From I-40, take Exit 172, towards “TN-46/Centerville/Dickson.” Go .03 miles. Turn left on Hwy 46 and go 3.3 miles. Turn left on Abiff Rd. (blinking light) and travel 2.3 miles. Center is on the right.)

For more information or questions: call Camille Allen at 615.417.3204, or email at camiallen@aol.com

Dear Family & Friends,
Regretfully, I have decided that the 25th Reunion will be my last one, and in hopes that someone else will step up to take over this wonderful annual event. I have 13 years under my belt of organizing the reunion and it is truly time for me to step down and let some else revive and renew, and put some new blood into this wonderful family event. On June 24, I will have all ready to transfer: the red checked tablecloths, centerpieces, supplies, banner and all email and snail mail addresses to a new coordinator. So, I hope you will communicate with each other before June 24 about who will take over. (Note: no snail mails will go out this year, so also communicate with those you know who do not have Internet access about this year’s information.)
Let me say to all of you that I treasure these years getting to know my Lampley cousins, and with many of you, created bonds that will last me a lifetime. My grandmother, Farrie Lampley Cox (granddaughter of Radford Tucker and Sarah Oliphant Lampley) would be proud, and it is in her memory that I volunteered years ago. So, at the time of the 2018 reunion, I will simply show up, sign in, stick on my nametag, put my casserole on the table…and then sit down with you all…and finally get to chat and catch up!
Most sincerely,
Camille
P.S. Thanks to all who have worked hard to help me out in so many ways for all these years.
*For those of you who don’t know, my best helper, husband John Allen, passed away unexpectedly on October 10, 2016. He toted boxes, moved chairs and tables and garbage, and considered himself an Honorary Lampley.