As years pass and our numbers grow, we move farther from our roots, losing contact with many family members. The reunion, that our great grandparents initiated over 50 years ago, was an attempt to strengthen family ties. We honor those intentions by working to maintain those family bonds and attending the family reunion.
But, that doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy ourselves, after all, the Bernhardts are a fun lot. Let’s get to know our relatives, introduce our children to their Bernhardt cousins and have a great time. If you and your children don’t enjoy the reunion, we are doing something wrong and it needs to be changed, so get involved and let us know what you want to do. We hope the activities planned for this year will be fun and give you a chance to reconnect with your family.
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Here are the plans for this August. Please let your family members, whose contacts I may not have, know of our plans.
I hope to see you soon!
Saturday, August 6
- North Carolina Transportation Museum Tour (Spencer, N.C.) 4:00 pm
- Hendrix Barbecue - 6 pm - Dutch treat supper.
Sunday, August 7
- Worship Service – 10:30 am - St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Salisbury, NC
A entertaining and educational program is being planned by Stan Sebastian; and we know those are always fun. Activities for the younger set are planned as well.
- Tour of the 1845 John Crawford Bernhardt Home – 2:30 – 350 Glover Road, Salisbury, NC
A tour of the house with some juicy family stories and gossip will be given by the Leo branch of the family. You will have a chance to sit and talk. Beverages and what dessert might be left from the church will be served. Yard games will be available for the young and young at heart.