“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.”
(Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV)
When King Solomon wrote these words over 3,000 years ago, he recognized God’s sovereignty over all the seasons of our lives: the good and the bad. The season of the coronavirus pandemic and racial unrest have taken a toll, yet we are resilient through our faith. We have been presented with an opportunity to enter a new season –– to embrace life, joy and family.
The reunion committee chose "Building Bridges" as the theme to show our commitment to this new season and to foster bonds that have the potential to change the dynamic of our family for decades to come. More than a century has passed since B.J. and Meta Bell were married. A union which represents over 300 living descendants for all of us to get to know and love!
As we smooth out the last event details, we ask that you purchase your tickets soon so we know who’s coming.
We look forward to seeing you next summer!
~Kearse Reunion Committee
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails ...
I Corinthians 13: 4-8 (NKJV)
The Kearse Family is full of gifted performers. So come prepared to shine!
CELEBRITY CHEF EDDIE JACKSON
On Saturday, our very own, Eddie Jackson –– former NFL player, author and Food Network Chef –– is going to cook up a scrumptious and special meal. You don’t want to miss this star treatment!
KEARSE KIDS OLYMPICS
Come cheer on the youngest generation as they compete at our very own Kearse Kids Olympics! Medals will be awarded.
Answers to frequently asked questions.
HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS?
Youth Ticket: $60 for those 4 to 16
Adult Ticket: $100 for those 17 and older.
There are NO charges for children 3 years old and younger.
WHERE SHOULD I STAY?
All of the events and activities related to the reunion will be held at Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club (LBR) in Cordele, Georgia. If you decide not to stay at LBR, there are other accommodations available at reasonable rates in Cordele, about a 30 minute drive from Lake Blackshear Resort. Please go to the Hotel Information tab for more information.
Please note that it is important to hold your hotel room now as hotels are quickly filling up.
WHAT IS THERE TO DO? WILL IT BE FUN?
Short Answer: YES!
Think of the reunion as a weekend retreat. Not only will you be able to enjoy Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club –– which offers swimming, fishing, golfing and more –– the reunion committee has planned events like: Kearse Karaoke, Kearse Kids Olympics, and an interactive workshop to learn about our family history. And as a bonus, a FREE t-shirt will be given to every person who has registered and paid for their tickets in full.