SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 

**IMPORTANT UPDATE: We are aware that COVID-19 is still a concern for many so please don’t forget your mask. We are not requiring you to wear them, but please have one handy in case you need it. We will also have some on site. **

 To learn more about reunion activities see the full schedule below. And don't forget, in addition to what the reunion committee has planned, Lake Blackshear Resort has a ton of fun activities for you and your family to enjoy –– from golfing and fishing to archery, biking and kayaking. It’s going to be a memorable experience, don’t miss out on the festivities!

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FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2022

1PM - 6PM

CHECK-IN & REGISTRATION

Attendees who registered ahead of time will be able to check in and pick up their wristband, (1) free t-shirt, and swag bag. Those who did not purchase a ticket in advance will be able to do so. 

CONFERENCE CENTER LOBBY

8 PM - 9PM

WELCOME MIXER

You don’t want to miss this gathering! The Welcome Mixer will set the tone for the entire weekend. Enjoy a Sundae Dessert Bar while mingling with family; those you already know and those you’ll be meeting for the first time. (Dinner will not be provided.)

CONFERENCE CENTER ROOMS (A, B & C)

9 PM - 10:30PM

KEARSE KARAOKE

Immediately following the Welcome Mixer we’ll host Kearse Karaoke! Come prepared to show up, show out, and have fun!

CONFERENCE CENTER ROOMS (A, B & C)

SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2022

6:45AM - 7:15 AM

MORNING PRAYER

A family that prayers together, stays together. We are setting aside time to thank God for our family and His many blessings, and to pray for all of our loved ones.

CONFERENCE CENTER ROOM (C) AND ZOOM

7:15 AM - 8 AM

KEARSE BOOTCAMP 

Mark Kearse is going to lead a special Kearse Bootcamp! The youngest son of Mathis and Elnora Kearse, Mark is a former marine and police captain. In other words, he will show no mercy! Intermediate to Advanced. Please hydrate well the night before. (Bottled water will be provided)

CONFERENCE CENTER LOBBY

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

CHECK-IN & REGISTRATION

This will be the final opportunity to check in and purchase a ticket to the reunion. Attendees who registered ahead of time will be able to check in and pick up their wristband, (1) free t-shirt, and swag bag. Those who did not purchase a ticket in advance will be able to do so.

CONFERENCE CENTER LOBBY

10AM -  12 PM

LET'S BUILD BRIDGES!

Do you know the history of the Kearse Family? Are you interested in learning more about our forebearers, B.J. and Meta Bell? During this fun and interactive session come ready to embark on an amazing journey. Along the way you’ll laugh, cry, and discover what it means to be a Kearse.

CONFERENCE CENTER ROOMS (A, B & C)

1 PM - 3 PM

LUNCH BY CELEBRITY CHEF EDDIE JACKSON 

Our very own Eddie Jackson (PJ) –– former NFL player, author, and Food Network Chef––is cooking up an awesome BBQ! The grandson of Jehovah (Buster) and Geraldine Kearse and the son of Almeta Keys, this is a special, homecooked meal you don’t want to miss! 

GROUP SHELTER

  *FAMILY PHOTO: After lunch we will take a group family  photo, please wear your reunion t-shirt!*

3 PM - 4:30 PM

KEARSE KIDS OLYMPICS

We will host our very own outdoor Kearse Kids Olympics! Come cheer on the younger generation as they compete in kid friendly activities. Medals will be awarded.

FIELD ADJACENT TO THE GROUP SHELTER

7:30 PM - 11 PM

DINNER & DANCING

Enjoy a delicious dinner and then dance the night away to music that will appeal to every generation. (Suggested Attire: Dressy Causal)

CONFERENCE CENTER ROOMS (A, B & C)

SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2022

6:45AM - 7:15 AM

MORNING PRAYER

A family that prayers together, stays together. We are setting aside time to thank God for our family and His many blessings, and to pray for all of our loved ones.

CONFERENCE CENTER ROOM (C) AND ZOOM

7:15AM - 8 AM

KEARSE BOOTCAMP

Burn off the calories from Saturday’s BBQ and join the final session of Mark Kearse's Family Bootcamp. Intermediate to Advanced. Please hydrate well the night before. (Bottled water will be provided)

CONFERENCE CENTER LOBBY

9:30 AM - 10AM

KEARSE REUNION 2024 KICKOFF MEETING

Interested in planning the next Kearse Family Reunion? Please attend this meeting and help to ensure that our reunions are consistent and endure through succeeding generations.

CONFERENCE CENTER ROOM (C) AND ZOOM

10 AM- 1PM

SUNDAY BREAKFAST & WORSHIP SERVICE

Dine on Lake Blackshear’s Georgia Veterans Buffet, participate in worship, and hear from the eldest male, Leon Walker, son of Franzen Kearse Mann, as he shares a word from God.

CONFERENCE CENTER ROOMS (A, B & C)