Details on the 2008 Reunion
We’re getting closer to the 310th reunion date and are expecting a large crowd of cousins to gather at Valley Forge Radisson on July 4th - 6th. The official invitation will be mailed at the end of January, 2008.
Hotel rooms are limited at the Radisson so we are requesting that if you are attending the reunion and need a room at the hotel, please make your reservations soon. You can contact the Radisson at (888) 201-1718 or make online reservations at www.radisson.com. Be sure to mention that you are attending the Foulke Family Reunion to receive the discount room rate. The Radisson is a first class hotel located across the street from the Valley Forge National Park and is only a five minute car ride from one of the biggest malls in the country. It is also only 25 minutes from the many downtown Philadelphia Historical sites such as the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the Constitution Center.
This is a great time to bring the family, not only to meet cousins from around the world, but to also experience a wonderful sight seeing adventure in Philadelphia. The Foulke Family Reunion Committee has been working diligently to plan this worthwhile and memorable event. There will be educational sessions about our family background and heritage.
We will hear from the family of Chris Brees who located the site of the discovery of the Haddasourfoulkii dinosaur bones. As you know from reading past Foulke Family Heralds, your cousin, William Foulke, located the first full set of dinosaur bones in the United States. His find created an unprecedented change in the way paleontologists believed dinosaurs lived proving that some dinosaurs walked upright and not on all fours. William Foulke uncovered these bones in Haddonfield, New Jersey deriving the name of Haddasourfoulkii. There are not many people in the world that can say they have a dinosaur named after them!! We will also have the rare opportunity to see the actual bones of Haddaourfoulkii which will be on display at the reunion. The Philadelphia Natural History Museum, where the bones actually reside, rarely ever show the actual bones, so, this just another reason to attend the reunion along with your children and grandchildren.
You don't know how to speak Welsh? Just come to the reunion and learn your family's native language. The Committee is also working to put together various slide presentations that will show you historical sites in The United States and Wales. Most family reunions only serve as “gathering.” The Reunion Committee is trying to make this an event that will include fun, education sessions about your family and leave time to talk with your cousins from around the country about their lives.
Over 825 cousins attended the last reunion and few were acquainted with each other. I have heard so many stories about cousins who hadn't seen each other in decades and were happily surprised to see each other. This is just one more reason to come, meet old friends and new cousins. Too many times people lament that they regret not attending a family event and being able to see a family member perhaps for the last time. Don't let that happen to you!
The reunion fees are minimal; we only charge the actual cost of the events. Due to your generosity in the past we have been able to produce a bi-annual family newsletter. Thank you, keep it up!
Bruce Foulke, Chairman
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