Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The 52nd John Crawford Bernhardt Family Reunion

Will be held on the weekend of August 4 - 5

We hope that you and your entire family will be able to attend.

Here’s the itinerary with family assignments included.

If you have questions please contact me.


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.

Please let Glenna Sears know of births, marriages and deaths so that they may be recorded.  glennasears@bellsouth.net

Saturday Afternoon Event

(Ira Leo, Laura & Cora Lee)The weekend will start off with a trip to Gold Hill, NC where members of our family were active in the operation of one of NC’s most successful mining operations.

Our tour will include the Gold Hill Jail, Assay Office, Barnhardt and Miller Shafts (go underground only to the entrance), The Chilean Ore Mill and also see the English Dry Stacked Rock Wall constructed around 1845 that is still stands intact and creates two walls of the jail. The Jail contains additional exhibits and photos. Plus the Log Barn (donated by Paul Bernhardt from his property), Randolph Shaft site and a walk along the Old Mining Road to the Powder House and Gold Hill Pond. (Allow approx. 1 - 1/2 hours). There is a video for those who wish to remain at Mauney Store. There will be a fee for the tour of less than $8 (I’m waiting for the group rate.) For more information check out the website at http://www.historicgoldhill.com/id22.htm

We will end with dinner at the Stamp Mill CafĂ© in Gold Hill. They serve American cuisine, everything from hot dogs, and sandwiches to Prime Rib. Entrees are $10 - $25 with children’s meal $5. See their menu at http://www.stampmillcafe.com/ordereze/Content/PageDetails.aspx?PageID=1 .

Sunday Luncheon

(Molly and Joseph Clarence)The covered dish lunch will be held at 12:30 in the fellowship hall of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. We would love to have you attend services with us which begin at 10:30.

Sunday Afternoon Event

(George Michael & Jacob Alphonso) After the lunch, plans are to visit Dunn’s Mountain. You can hike (walk off some of that food from lunch) or ride a bus to the top of the mountain with fantastic views of downtown Salisbury, Pilot Mountain, the Winston Salem skyline, and the Charlotte skyline (on a clear day.) Picnic tables at the top will afford a great place for ice cream and drinks as we enjoy the view. The park is free of charge. Dunn’s Mountain was the site of many Salisbury events in the past, the whole town would load up in wagons and drive to the top of the mountain for picnics.  http://www.rowancountync.gov/GOVERNMENT/Departments/ParksRecreation/DunnsMountainPark/tabid/365/Default.aspx 

It sounds like a fun packed weekend with activities for all ages.

We hope to see you there.

I have decided to send only emails this year so please pass this information on to every member of your family.

Please return this email with an indication of which activities

you plan to attend so that tentative reservations can be made.

Gold Hill Tour –

            Dinner -

Covered Dish –

Dunn’s Mountain -

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