This is a picture from our reunion in Chattanooga 2014. Our theme was the 50"s.
My daughter and I first starting attending the reunion in 1996. We were traveling to North Carolina with my father and brother. I was went along to do some genealogy research in South Carolina. (My ancestor is Peter Satterfield born in 1796 in SC). We were near Ashville when we saw a sign for Maggie Valley. My daughter's name is Maggie so we decided to get off the highway and check the town out. As we exited the highway we saw a hotel sign that said WELCOME SATTERFIELD FAMILY.
The rest is history. My daughter and I have been coming to the reunions ever since. I even hosted the 2010 reunion in St. Louis. I found out all the genealogy information I was looking for at Maggie Valley. I was also able to reconnect with a cousin of my father who lived in California and was a long distance member of the group. I have made many friends over the years.
I have always used the reunions as vacations. The first 3 we attended with my brother and father. I am so glad that Maggie and I were able to spend this special time with my father before he passed away.
I encourage members to come to this reunions with their children and grandchildren. Enjoy a family vacation together.