3. Activities make reunions memorable, and as you might guess, we make sure family history activities are a part of every reunion. Our Funks Lake reunion took place shortly before our Great Grandpa Greenhalgh passed away. Watching the whole family gather around him to hear him tell stories was a treasured experience. At our St. George reunion, we held “family history time” for an hour or two (which turned into three) which involved everyone bringing laptops and devices to explore our online family tree together. We’ve turned on the audio recorder to capture oral interviews. We’ve created posters with ancestor photos, played ancestor jeopardy, and reminisced about the good old days. We’ve had movie parties using old home videos (really, really old home videos). We created a massive family tree using everyone’s traced hand-print (check out our blog post about that project).
Great Grandpa Greenhalgh at Funks Lake Reunion
There are so many other activity ideas that can make reunions memorable. In our family, we launch rockets. We play “Minute-2-Win-It” games. We play cards. We hike. We eat delicious food. We go on scavenger hunts. We wear matching T-shirts (call us cheesy, but nothing creates unity better than matching family reunion T-shirts!!)
Best of luck at your next reunion!