Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Stephen Langford Memorial Reunion

Hear ye, Hear ye, Hear ye!

Announcing The First Annual

Stephen Langford Memorial Reunion

To be held Sunday, May 27, 2007 from 1 to 5 p.m.

at the pavilion of the Bible Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky

In 1782, Stephen Langford, first benefactor of Mt. Vernon, followed the Wilderness Trail into Kentucky. In 2007, you are invited to join us as we retrace his amazing journey and meet a hundred or so of his descendants.

Activities will include a discussion of Langford and local history by research historian, Jeff Renner, some amazing door prizes with an "authentic" historical "twist", a chance to meet and greet local dignitaries, a presentation of the town's plans for a memorial to Stephen Langford and a chance to see an authentic Kentucky Long Rifle, circa 1830, hand crafted by Stephen Langford's grandson, Lick Creek Stephen.

This celebration is for anyone with Langford roots in Ky. It's for all friends of the Langford family. It's for anyone interested in Langford history in general. It's for anyone with connections to Rockcastle County or for those who only wish they did!

Look for continuing updates with additional information as plans unfold, including directions to the gathering place and a list of accommodations in the Mt. Vernon area. In the meantime, please contact Shiron at shiron@gvtc.com with any questions.

Remember, Mt. Vernon is the home of the famous Renfro Valley Barn Dance with shows every Sat night, so make your reservations well in advance.

Put the date May 27 on your calendar. Make your travel plans TODAY!

Be there or be square!