Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 13:02:35 -0500 From: Anita Puckett Subject: Re: Melungeons >An AP story in the Knoxville News-Sentinel today says that there is to be >a Melungeon family reunion (apparently the first) in Wise County, Va., on >Friday, July 25. I haven't been able to find anything about it on the >web. Does anyone know more about it? > >Thanks, >Bethany Yes, it's not only a reunion, but also a conference with formal presentations by Kennedy and others. Friday night banquet included. Goes through Sat. night. May be some Sun. morning wrapup, but I don't recall off the top of my head. Registration is $15 at the gate plus $12.50 for the banquet. As of last week, about 370 had registered. Should be very interesting. URL's are (may be "appalachian"--I can't read my own scribbles here). This is the official site with on-line registration. (tells about) httP:// (TN calendar of events page with links). I meant to post to this list earlier; my apologies. If anyone linguistic is going, how about letting me know? I'm obligated to be there and would welcome any support from colleagues, especially when the so-called Turkish cognates start flying. Bethany? Would be a good time to catch up? Anita Puckett Appalchian Studies Program Center for Interdisciplinary Studies 343 Lane Hall Virginia Tech University Blacksburg, VA 24061-0227 Office: 540/231-9526 Fax: 540/231-1703 apuckett[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]