Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Holland Reunion is August 8 this year.

The Holland reunion will be held on Saturday, August 8 at the Allison Chapel on the Henderson Highway (US 75) on the same side of the road as the Fairplay store, sitting further East towards Carthage. MAP:,-95.866699&sspn=8.638218,15.864258&ie=UTF8&ll=32.154833,-94.534092&spn=0.069032,0.12394&z=13&iwloc=C

People begin to gather around 10:30 AM and a pot-luck meal is served at Noon. Pot-luck means you bring a dish of food and share it with others. Martha Melton is the program chair, this year her email is and her phone # is 903-690-0642 for futher details.

Please share this information with your branch of the family, since the traditional date has been the first Saturday of August. The date moved to permit Holland family members from Tennessee to attend this year. If you have Holland Family Scapebook pages for Bev Shepard's Holland History Scrapebook, this is the year to attend and bring them for her. She is planning to attend.

My personal goal was to have this blog up for Dad's histories by Father's Day and to have my sister Mary's history DVD as a handout for the next Reunion and those two things are done. My school teaching has ended for the academic year, but I have fallen behind on my fence mending at Fairplay. It will be a busy summer for me.

Please feel free to comment on the blog site. If you have something to contibute, I would love to read it and post it for you.

I want to have all Dr. V.M. Holland's Blue Book histories available by the Holland reunion in August 2010, with both bound and loose PDF files available for down load through a publisher called LuLu ( .

The next goal is to pass the growing Holland History to the next generation and keep it available in this ever widing, digital world. That one falls to you and other readers of this blog.

Thank you.
Fred Holland

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