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The Wright Family Reunion



July 27, 2007

Greetings Family!

I’m excited to announce that plans have begun for the 2008 Wright Family Reunion!

First of all, let me introduce myself. My name is Maurice Williams; I am the son of Jimmy & Katie Williams and the grandson of Gladys Wright & Thad Johnson I am also the 2008 Reunion Coordinator. I’m looking forward to working with everyone who is interested in helping – even in a small way – to make this reunion fun and memorable for all who attend.

Several of the Reunion Committee members have met to start making preliminary plans. Our first task was to pick a location and come up with dates in 2008. The dates are set for July 25-27, 2008.  The location we have decided on was a unanimous decision, especially after making a trip to visit in person. We have chosen a beautiful spot located between Eliazabethtown, NC and White Lake NC. The place we decided on is Jones Lake State Park. There is an abundance of lodging facilities and other amenities to ensure a wonderful reunion weekend. There are cottages on White Lake, cabins, a lodge, and a campground to choose from for accommodations. The amenities include boating, fishing, golf, tennis courts, swimming area (lake), water park, playgrounds, nature trails, and plenty of wide-open spaces for our own games (football, softball, volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, etc.). There are also several sightseeing attractions nearby for those who are interested.  We will send a list of lodging information as the event gets closer.

We hope that since we are still a year away that people will be able to put this date on their calendars and make it work. The reunion events will begin Friday evening and go through Sunday morning; with some free time built into the day on Saturday.  An exact schedule of events will be sent at a later date.

I have attached a form for each family group to return. This information will be used to compile a mailing list and contact group for upcoming reunion letters and information. The Reunion Committee will be working hard over the next several months to ensure that everyone has a great time. If you are interested in helping please let us know. We want to hear your ideas! Please feel free to duplicate copies of this letter or send addresses of other family members that we may not have.  We will go through the spreadsheet to eliminate duplicates. It's better to have an address twice than not at all!

I truly hope that everyone that receives this letter will try to make it to the 2008 Reunion. The Wright Family Reunion only happens once every other year; it is a three day event, giving family members (that span six generations and live from coast to coast) an opportunity to spend time together visiting loved ones, getting to know one another and building relationships to last a lifetime.

Feel free to call, write, or e-mail for more information.

Again I must reiterate, please send addresses (email or US Postal Service) of other descendants of Grant Wright & Catherine Sutton Wright that may not be widely known to me to the following email address (thewrightfamilyreunion (at) 

Feel free to E-mail I do realize that it is more cost effective than the US Postal Service.  If mailing through the US Postal Service please forward information to Kesha Truitt, PO Box 3198  Laurel, MD 20709.  Mrs. Truitt is also a  part of the planning committee.  

Yours truly,


Maurice Williams (910) 840-0774 
P.O. Box 1431
Elizabethtown , NC 28337

thewrightfamilyreunion (at)

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