This is the annual Newsletter sent by e-mail to save postage this year

Killough Reunion Association
February 2001
News For the June 8,9 & 10 Reunion

It's that time of year again!  The biennial gathering of the Killough families is gearing up for another exciting reunion.  We have some interesting activities going on at this year's reunion and we hope you'll make plans to come and join us.  If you're an "old timer" at the reunions -you know the routine, but if you're a newcomer, here's the plan-

First, Make sure you get your reservations made soon at the Guest Village Inn (formerly the Best Western) in Jacksonville for the weekend of June 9-11th, 933-586-9841.   The rooms are going quickly, so don't delay.  There are other reunions and the Tomato festival the same weekend.  We're going to have the  "2nd Biennial Killough Baking Contest".  Be sure and bring your best baked goodies-cakes, pies, cookies, breads, for the contest judging and prize awarding AND the Saturday afternoon "eating".  At the last reunion everyone enjoyed the reward of getting to taste the goodies!! Especially the JUDGES!

Second, be sure and bring all the family you can, and from as far away as possible.  Bring the oldest Killough and the newest Killough as prizes will be awarded in all four categories.

Third, we're having a silent auction again this year.  I think everyone enjoyed this and really took home some nice treasures.  Make plans for this, we saw that Killoughs are very talented.  All proceeds will go to the KILLOUGH MASSACRE MEMORIAL SITE, INC. fund. (And while we're speaking of the memorial, we are getting some help from the people of Jacksonville for the cleaning of the memorial grounds.)

Fourth,  the Saturday evening dinner will be held at the Larissa House Restaurant at 6:30 P.M. and will cost $11.50 per person. (More later)

And Fifth, plan to come and have a great time meeting your "cousins" and learning about your heritage of the Killough family.  We will have lots of newcomers this year and we want to make them feel real welcome.


This year's banquet will be held at the Larissa House Restaurant at 301 W. Larissa.  We had such a great time there last year and the food was great.  The menu will be a choice of entrées: Chicken in a Pastry or Chicken Fried Steak with all the trimmings.  If you need special menus, please tell us at the time you make your reservations.  Please make your reservations for dinner as soon as possible so we can get an accurate number for the restaurant.  Dinner will be $ 11.50 per person. There will be a special children's story time at the dinner "for all ages".  Please contact Janet Green at (936) 446-1396 or email at JGreen3444@aol.com.


You are invited to bring pictures, albums, newspaper articles, samples of your hobby or anything that helps others to know your family better.


Friday, June 8th.
· Early registration
· Visiting in the Hospitality Room

Saturday, June 9th.
· 9:00-11:30  Registration
· Enjoying the family displays
· Visiting old "cousins" and new ones
· Buying books and discussing new data
· Bake-off judging and "eating"
· 12:00-2:00  Lunch and Free Time
· 12:00-1:00  Officer and Trustee Meeting
· 2:00-3:30   General business meeting
· 6:00 - ?   Evening banquet and auction

Sunday, June 10th.
· 8:00-9:30 Breakfast at motel
· 9:30-10:30 Killough Story of the Massacre
· 10:30 - Tour of the massacre site

After the tour we will each go our separate ways and remember for another couple of years the sacrifices our ancestors made so that we could live freely in this great country.  We look forward to seeing each and every one of you at this year's Killough Reunion.  Please make your plans to attend and if you have suggestions for the reunion, please call JR or Janet Green at (936) 446-1396.


GUEST VILLAGE INN -Jacksonville, TX   (903) 586-9841
JR Green - President                        (936) 446-1396
Bill & Nancy McRae                          (214) 521-8654
     Silent Auction Items
Zora Killough Cunningham - Historian      (303) 659-3593
     1335 Brighton Dr., Brighton, Co. 80601
Jean Cannon - Treasurer
     806 Neches, Tyler, Texas 75702


Many thanks to all of you who have sent in your 2000 contributions of $10.00 per family.  Without your financial support each year, the organization can't function.  When you can't come to the reunion, please remember to send your contributions to Jean Cannon, Treas., 806 Neches, Tyler, Tx, 75702.


You will be proud to own the beautiful newest edition of  The Killough Family in Ireland, Canada and The United States, which will be available at the reunion in Jacksonville for $28.00.  After that, prepaid orders will be filled.  Add $5 for postage and packaging for one or $7.00 for sets of two.

Though no more editions of the Killough book in its entirety are expected to be published, data to be used by Killough researchers is still being accepted by the historian, Zora Killough Cunningham.  Bring to the reunion additional material you have on your family, as well as corrections.  If you have been doing research on your family through the Internet, be prepared to share your knowledge of how you do it.

It is possible that a companion Killough Family Photograph Album will be published in the future.  Eventually CDRoms will be made of all the material in the 1997 ed. book, plus additions.  Also all data will be put in gedcom format and RootsWeb so it will be accessible for all of us to use as soon as we have volunteers to help with this.  Janice Luncford of Oceanside, CA, has volunteered to head up this activity.  Contact her at jluncford@home.com if you can donate some time to work with her on this much needed project.



Our web site is being updated in March.  There are new historical and informative articles and announcements you will be interested in.  This web site has attracted the attention of numerous Killoughs and Killough descendants who had not known about our goal of keeping the family together no matter how scattered they are in modern times.


If you want to stay in touch, please inform one of the officers of changes in your e-mail or regular mailing address.  Our funds are wasted when mailed letters are returned to us.  We are e-mailing the newsletter this time to as many as possible to save postage expense.  If you wish to be off the mailing list, forward the newsletter back to us.  


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