OUR 2019 VENUE HAS CHANGED - OUR MISSION HAS NOT
The 2019 Rainey Family Reunion will be in Stockbridge (Atlanta), GEORGIA
Due to Hurricane Michael that hit Panama City Florida in October 2018, the Rainey Family Reunion Committee made an Executive Decision to relocate this year's reunion to Stockbridge, Georgia. Same Dates/Same Fees/Same Fun!!!
HISTORY: Huntsville, Alabama in June of 1981 became the focal point of an annual tradition that has lasted over three decades, The Rainey Family Reunion. That meager start, with a handful of relatives, has grown into its 3rd generation of children, and children's children, and their children. Our gatherings crisscross the United States and serve to forge lasting family ties, as well as to mend the fabric of unity that time and history severely unraveled or attempted to erase. We have evolved from Kodak moments to the World Wide Web (www) and superhighway of the Internet, connecting close and remote family members alike. Blood has bound us and Love fuels that bond.
This family holds a unique beginning in the chronicled and narrative history of America. Thus far, written records of The Rainey Family date back to Alabama in the early 1800's (circa 1820). The endured hardships, challenges, and abuses, tempered with the extraordinary pride, remarkable strength and unyielding faith of our ancestors, present a cumulative sum of which each of us is an inherited member. Our culture, rich in oral family stories, will be passed along to future generations in the hope that they will remember and honor the sacrifices made on their behalf. We are committed to continuing that legacy. We embark on a quest of locating lost and missing family members and we hope that you will join us in this journey. The adventure beings anew with each Rainey Family Reunion.
~Jacqueline L. Rainey, President
Rainey Family Reunion