The 29th Annual Reunion of Sultana Descendants and Friends met in Knoxville, this last weekend (April 22-23, 2016) and was a big success, with more than 80 people attending. We gathered at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church on Maryville Pike, south of Knoxville, where Sultana survivors met until they …
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2016 Sultana Reunion
Here’s details about this year’s annual reunion of the Association of Sultana Descendants and Friends to be held in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Friday, April 22nd, and Saturday, April 23rd.
I have booked a block of rooms for the attendees at the recently remodeled (2014) Holiday Inn at Cedar Bluff, just west of downtown on I-40/I-75.
The room rate for the Sultana Association is $99 + tax per room (normally $149 + tax). Included in the special rate is a free hot breakfast (not a Continental breakfast) for each room occupant.
For reservations you can call the hotel direct, or use the 800 number, both listed below. Be sure and mention that you are with the Sultana Association. For online reservations use the link below. Please make your reservations by April 1st.
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It’s time to notify everyone that the 2016 Sultana Reunion will be here in Knoxville, TN! The dates are Friday and Saturday, April 22nd and 23rd. Be sure to mark your calendars!
For those who don’t know, our reunions for descendants and friends had it’s first reunion, informally, at the beautiful Sultana monument in South Knox County in 1987 followed by our first formal reunion in 1988, 28 reunions ago!
We then met in Knoxville for the first 14 years before holding reunions at sites related to the Sultana story. Our first “away” reunion was in Vicksburg, MS, our first of 3 eventual reunions at that location. Some other cities where we held our annual gatherings are Memphis, Chattanooga, and Franklin in Tennessee; Mansfield and Cincinnati in Ohio; Athens, AL; and, of course, in Marion, AR, this year.
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