Monday, September 3, 2012

September 8 is almost here!

 Are you ready to join in the fun?

Make sure you RSVP at

Here are the events for the day!

11:00 AM to12:00 Noon
• Registration
• Welcome
• Blessing on the food – Jim Kemple
• Lunch (Remember to bring your own lunch and chair – We will provide paper goods, water,
& dessert)
• Business Meeting

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

• Silent Auction – Items you can bid on (Gift Certificates, Quilts, etc.)

12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM
• Regular Auction – Ken Burgess and his family have volunteered to handle this for us. Please bring
items we can use for this auction
• Remember the purpose of both auctions is to raise funds for this year’s expenses, leave funds for the next 2014 Reunion, and to defray the cost of additional grave markers
• Thanks for your help on this. You never know what you might find!!!

1:00 PM to 2:00PM - Speakers
• Bob Nicholls – a descendant of Minnie Viroca Burgess Hartman, the Indian child of Melancthon and Margaret Burgess
• Cindy Alldredge – a descendant of Harrison Burgess, Cindy has been married to Mike Alldredge for 41 years. They have 5 children and 6 grandchildren. She grew up in St. George and now lives in Snohomish, WA. She started her interest in family history when she was in junior high school, helping type family history for her grandmother and has spent the last 25 years gathering information about her ancestors. She has compiled several books about her ancestors and served as the Coordinator for San Juan and Washington Counties for US GenWeb. For several years she has maintained a website called ForeFamilies
• Activities for the children –The Terry Morwood Family (Cathy Burgess) are organizing some fun games!

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Self Guided Tour

  • A Map designating the old Burgess homes and Sawmills Monument
  • Pine Valley Cemetery – A “ghostly presentation has been planned”!
  • Pine Valley Church – You will hear a story and tour the building

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM – Book Sale
• “A Heritage of Faith & Courage, William and Violate Burgess and Their Family”
by Delbert and Barbara Roach - $55.00
• “O Ye Mountains High – The Story of Pine Valley” – By Bess Snow and
Elizabeth Beckstrom - $25.00
• “Under Dixie Sun” – Washington County Chapter D.U.P. – Hazel Bradshaw, Editor $25.00
• DVD with many of the Histories of the different members of the William and Violate Burgess
Family from the DUP Museum here in St. George - $10.00
• DVD with Map of Pine Valley
• “A History of Washington County - From Isolation to Destination”, Douglas D. Alder and
Karl F. Brooks
• “St. George – Outpost of Civilization” – A Sesquicentennial History by Richard Kohler

And don't forget any items you can donate to the auction!


  1. I don't know if anyone checks this, but I would love to buy a copy of "A Heritage of Faith and Courage, William and Violate Burgess and Their Family." I will not be at the reuninon. William is my Great, great, great, Great Grandpa (William, Horace, George M...)
    if anyone knows how I can buy one of these, my email is
    Thanks so much!

  2. Has anything ever bothered you in life? Do you
    have any problem you need to solve? A pending
    court case you want to resolve in your favor?
    Health, relationship and finance. Welcome to
    the world of miracles and wonders, there are
    supernatural treasure and power to liberate
    mankind from all afflictions. Why cant you live a
    life of your dream? Why must you work so hard
    and yet earn so little? Why cant you be happy
    with the one you love and desire or why cant the
    one you love reciprocate and appreciate that
    love? Why would the doctor tell you there is no
    solution or cure to your problems? Why would
    your lawyer say you stand no chance, that your
    case is hopeless? Have you been cheated by
    anyone or those owing you money refuse to pay
    back? Do you need a rapid job promotion in
    your place of work? You want to venture into
    politics? Now I understand certain things are
    hard to believe and comprehend, but all I ask
    from you is only 3 days and if you will follow my
    instructions and use the items you will receive, I
    promise your life will never be the same
    again.If you find no relevance in the help I offer
    I solemnly appeals do not be vindictive and go
    in peace. And if your intentions are to take
    advantage of the powerful nature of our items
    for the purpose of evil, I will not have any
    business with you please be advised. May
    angels guide you. All inquiries should be
    directed to the Priest Abija email below Email: or
    you can sent a text message to this number:(518) 303-6207!