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May 14th and 15th, 2010

Our roots run deep in Tennessee!
Family Tree
You are invited... the 8th Annual Reed Family Reunion for the descendants of the Reeds of Flat Creek, Bedford County, Tennessee. This is the first year for our group to host the reunion in Shelbyville, Tennessee! Please join us for this historic event! Click here for a printable invitation and here for RSVP deadline.

When: Friday, 14 May 2010 and Saturday, 15 May 2010

Where:The American Legion, 701 Kingree Road, Shelbyville, Tennessee, 37160-4904

Directions to Shelbyville, Tennessee, can be found at Mapquest.
Click here for a map to the American Legion.

What to bring:
You are encouraged to bring your family tree, genealogy research, and COPIES of family photos and documents. There will be a scanner and printer available to use.

Friday, May 14, 2010
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.: Come help us decorate at the American Legion Building.
12:00 - 3:30 p.m.: Go to Bell Buckle for lunch. Ice Cream at Bluebird Antique & Ice Cream Parlor, & shopping. Fun!!! We may also go to Wartrace. Check out our proposed route.
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.: Cemetery Tour. (Either Reed, Coats-Blessing, Pisgah, New Hope, Willow Mount, or Reed-Walker.)
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.: A light supper will be provided at the American Legion for $5. Menu: Sandwiches, along with cheese, fruit, and veggie trays. Lots of visiting with out-of-town guests.

Saturday, May 15, 2010
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.: Visiting with our Reed kinfolks at the American Legion.
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.: Planned activities. Come see what they are!
11:30 - 12:30 p.m.: Catered lunch. A meal fee of $6.50 ($4 for children age 12 and under) will be charged to those who partake of Fried Chicken or Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Green Beans, Tossed Green Leaf Salad, Dinner Rolls, and dessert will be Banana Pudding or Strawberry Shortcake. Mmm mmm good! Tea, Water, Lemonade, and Coffee will be available. Soft drinks can be added to the bill at a discounted rate.
12:45 - 1:00 p.m.: Special event.
1:00 p.m. - Whenever: More cemetery touring. (Reed, Coats-Blessing, Pisgah, New Hope, Willow Mount, Reed-Walker.)

Accommodations: Make your reservations soon! Shelbyville is the "Walking Horse Capital of the World" and hotel rooms can be very hard to find when equestrian events are being held.

America's Best Value Inn - The rooms seem spacious and nice. A flat rate of $65 will be charged for two full sized beds or a single (Faye Merideth is our accommodations organizer - be sure to mention her name and that you are attending the Reed Family Reunion). They offer a continental breakfast, and a refrigerator and microwave in each room. There is an outdoor pool with king rooms around the pool.

Country Hearth Inn - a nice, clean motel. The staff was very helpful. The King room has a jacuzzi tub, the queen room seems a little small & the double room seems just right. There is a microwave and refrigerator in each room. They also offer a continental breakfast. It has all interior entrances to the rooms.

Best Western Celebration Inn & Suites - The nicest of the three, but the most expensive as well. Offers Continental Deluxe Breakfast. They have an indoor heated pool. Horse shows can increase their rates to $159 per night for a standard room.

Area Attractions:
The historic town of Bell Buckle is full of unique shops. Only 12 miles northeast of Shelbyville!
Tennessee Walking Horse Museum in Lynchburg
Visit Nashville, Music City! About an hour drive from Shelbyville.

Tennessee is a state of great natural beauty!
Henry Horton State Park
Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park - additional information is here.
Tims Ford State Park

Please RSVP
We will need the meal fees by May 1st to ensure you will have a place at the table! Please make checks payable to
Faye Merideth
219 S. Valley Road
Hendersonville, TN 37075.
E-mail one of our Tennessee-based organizers and Historians - or
Secretary -

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