July 29, 2022

• The Bolling, Shortt, & Sturgill Family Reunion will be celebrating 75 Years that the families have gathered. This year, as always, the families will gather on July 31 , at the old Flat Gap School (Community Center), at 11 a.m. Lunch will be between 12:30 – 1 p.m. Please bring lots of food to share and drinks for that hot Sunday! Food will be outside, under a large tent.

Master Quilter, Phyllis Bolling Williams, will donate one of her quilts, to the Flat Gap Cemetery. Chances will be sold, to raise money for upkeep for the cemetery.

Don’t forget your comfy, folding chair.

We will have a “find the people” that are listed and who match the question. We will have the corn hole tournament, the usual games everyone loves to play!!

So families, get ready, bring your chairs, food and drinks to share, get limber for the games and tell your cousins, aunts and uncles to come down to the reunion in good old Flat Gap!

• Pound High School Class of 1969 will hold a reunion on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 5 p.m., at The Inn in Wise. This will be a celebration of our 53 years since graduation. It may be traditional to have reunions on a 5 or 10-year cycle, but let’s face it folks, we best get as many in as we can at our ages. Please contact Gerald D. Collins at, text or call me at 276/220-0150 or call me at 276/328-9280. We are already receiving a great response and we will be inching toward the number of classmates and guests who attended our 50th reunion.

• Family reunion for the descendants of Leonard and Ethel Mullins on August 6 at the Yates Chapel Fellowship Hall on Caney Ridge.  The fun begins at 11am.  Potluck lunch, playground, memorial table and family arts and crafts tables.  Join us and see relatives that you’ve not seen in a while.  Catch up and enjoy each others company.  We’d like to see you there!!”

• On Saturday, August 6 the Home Boy Home Girl Reunion will be at the Cultural Arts Center on Main Street in Appalachia with light refreshments available.The building is street level and restrooms are handicap accessible for both men and women.The building is air conditioned and has overhead ceiling fans so it is very cool.

Railroad days festival will be outside in the amphitheater and the 2 large parking lots in town and down Main Street. Food trucks, pizza in a brick wood oven. Hard to imagine what all will be there. Food will not be a problem. You can purchase what you like. The Black Bear Restaurant and the Appalachian Mercantile will have foods to sell and they are very good. Best hot dogs in town, I assure you. Taste like the good old days.

The main highway coming through town is detoured though the old bottom and new bottom. For this day on Saturday town is wide open. No vehicles unless it is golf carts to tote people to where they want to go from their car, dropped off in town where you want. This has worked out great for everyone.

• Andover Reunion is Saturday, Sept. 3rd and Sun, Sept. 4th. Hot dog social on Saturday at 1 pm at the Community Center and Sunday dinner will begin at 1 pm. Bring a covered dish.

• Blair Reunion is Saturday, Sept. 24th at Andover Community Center. At 1 pm a pot luck dinner covered dish will begin. Randy Blair, Susie Richardson, Paul Clark are in charge.

• The Cantrell reunion will be held this year on August 14 at J.W. Adams in Pound. Registration begins at 11am. Bring a covered dish and let’s eat and visit…we did to make up for lost time!! Hope everyone can make it, look forward to seeing family and friends. If you have any questions you can contact Mary Robinson at 276-220-7028. See you soon!