Highlights of 1995 King Reunion

Approximately 52 people signed the guest register for the 1995 King reunion held at Kings Valley school July 24, 1995 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Lynee Carpenter, Jane Thomas, Colton Beebe, and members of their families arrived the day before and set up the kitchen and tables and chairs.  Wall displays were also put up showing the children of Nahum & Serepta (Norton) King.  As guests arrived they were helped to fill out ancestor charts which were placed under their ancestor's names on the wall.  Other decorations included table centerpieces of painted terra cotta decorations with cactus which were given later as door prizes and a collection jar decorated as a tombstone.  Collections from this jar were to be sent to Kings Valley Cemetery Association.

Jayne Beebe Thomas had family T shirts to deliver and was taking orders for baseball caps, T shirts, and sweatshirts.  A dollar was donated the the Kings Valley Cemetery Association for each item ordered.  These items are color coded by which ancestor one is related and have the King coat of arms displayed on the front.  Colors for each King line are:  Lucretia, rose; John, orange; Hopestil, jade green; Stephen, yellow; Isaac, purple; Amos, royal blue; Sarah, lt. green; Lovisa, black; Abigail, kelly green; Lydia, blue; Solomon, turquoise blue; Rhoda Ann, red.  Baseball caps are black with gold lettering and cost $7.00.  T shirts come in sizes youth small to adult XXL and are $10.00.  Sweatshirts are $15.00.  Jayne will take orders all year.  Her address is:  Jayne Beebe Thomas, 10827 159th Ct., NE, Redmond, WA 98052.  Her phone number is (206) 881-2204.

A Kings Valley Cemetery work party was organized in the morning by Suzanne San Romani and her mother, Carol King Nelson.  Using water and soft bristle brushes, they worked on cleaning stones doing a cosmetic clean up.  Suzanne and Carol reported the cemetery was well-cared for.  The children attending the reunion enjoyed this project.

David Trask had his collection of obituaries for research and he brought his copy machine which people used throughout the day.  Others came with charts, books, files, notebooks, photographs, and various projects they have been collecting.

At noon the cemetery work party returned to the school and a pot-luck luncheon was served.  Afterwards a meeting was held followed by a group photograph and clean up.  The weather was warm and sunny.