(L-R) Tom Martin, Bob Smith, Steve Martin, Mary Smith (sister), Rob Martin
Martin Family Reunion - Friday night gathering
in the Fireside Room, Fort Mill, SC.
June 21, 2019
The Louis and Lila Martin Family gathered for the 10th (or more) time in 28 years of reunions since the first one in 1992. I am the host of my 3rd one during those years. The other 7 siblings have taken their turns, too, having reunion locations in Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina also, being we are spread so far and wide.
Part of this night's gathering included the full list of years and locations of the previous times. This particular reunion took place exactly 25 years after I hosted the 1994 one on this same property, the former Heritage USA in Fort Mill, South Carolina. All could remember that famous July 4th event when I just happened to light a bottle rocket fireworks, which missed its expected projectory and landed in the top of a nearby, very dry pine tree. What a Roman candle that became! (For 20 years the burned down stump was still there, just a few hundred yards from this night's place.)
Now that Antioch International Church occupies this famous former USA landmark in Fort Mill, South Carolina, The Barn of Heritage USA/PTL, we gave thanks to the Lord for having this special venue to meet in. (I am on staff at AIC).
Enjoy the photos of our first night together, as the weekend continues!
Ahava and shalom,
Love For His People ministry
Charlotte, North Carolina
Mom - Lila Martin Parker produced documentation of our heritage on both sides of the family.
Tom Martin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) and ZBob Smith (Charleston, SC)
Israeli style meal catered by Alan Vaughn! Excelente!
Alan Vaughn of Pineville, NC
Game Show Host - Ben Martin!
"Name That Tume" - what a fun time for all ages.
Game Show host Ben Martin, joined by "Vanna White" assisted - Laurie Martin
Hannah Martin Avalos (Steve & Laurie's oldest daughter)
Sisters Jaime Rovenstine Fink (Colorado) and Kylie Rovenstine (South Carolina)
Bill Parker and Lila Martin Parker (Mom)
Jesse Smith (smiling!) - joined by cousins, nephews, nieces, brother Tom Martin (far right)
Chelsea Rovenstine family from South Dakota
Everybody won a prize - Greg Cowell (North Carolina)