Monday, March 30, 2009
To all those who can trace their roots back to Johann Dietrich Rush (Rasche) from Stelle Germany and whose final resting place is Benedicta Maine.Mark your calendars for Saturday August 21 2010 as the date for the fifth Rush (Rasche) Family Reunion in Benedicta Maine.
This as stated above will be our fifth reunion and with everyone’s help, it will be the best yet. I realize that there are still some that do not have email so we will send one mailing to all those families that we do not have an email address for letting them know the date and the web site and for better or for worse they will be on their own to stay abreast after that mailing. I am sorry to have to do that but it is just too timely and cost ineffective to have to do both.
Since we had so much success at our last reunion with a day for white water rafting, mountain climbing and we should not forget the longest golf game in history as well as a day for just smaller family reunions we will develop a similar format for this reunion as well. We may add a day on the river in either canoes or kayaks.
We will offer t-shirts again and if anyone has any ideas for the t-shirt for this reunion please send in your ideas.
Over the last few years, I have run into so many people who have told me that they look forward to this reunion and I thank you all for that. I hope that in 2010 we can finally get over a thousand people to join us in Benedicta. If we can get the Duffy family to join us along with the Fitzpatrick family form Houlton I am sure we will have no trouble making that number.
When we did the smaller reunions the day before the last one that seemed to have gone over very well so I would hope that this extra so to speak reunion would entice families like the Duffy and Fitzpatrick to join us. There are many who enjoy following their genealogy and what better way than to bring a great number together to try and figure it all out.
May God bless and keep us all safe until we meet again on August 21 2010 in Benedicta Maine.
I am compiling the book of all descendants of John D and Sarah Rush. I still need some family information and am so thankful for all that have replied thus far as there are too many to name.
Let's all make Benedicta come alive once again.