GREETINGS FROM YOUR HOST
July 16, 2020

Greetings Madison King Family!
We know that normally, around this time of year, descendants of Madison King, from all corners of the world, would be finalizing trip details, excited with anticipation of our annual family reunion. The first weekend in August has always been our time to connect, share memories, and create new ones. This year however is not normal, and we’ve had to pivot right along with the rest of the world.
We held out hopes that there would be a physical family reunion this year but securing venues and making deposits proved too difficult as hotels, restaurants and attractions also face an uncertain future due to the pandemic.
The members of the Madison King Family Reunion Association (MKFRA), the ancillary body of the Madison King Family Reunion, decided along with this year’s host family, that a virtual (video conference) reunion would have to replace our traditional weekend event.
We plan to resume our physical reunion in 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina with host Lindsay Joyner- great, great granddaughter of Francis Marion King. 
This year’s reunion hosts, cousins Beverly Allen and Robin & Jarvis Gray, have agreed to host our reunion in 2022 to give them ample time to plan. 
We hope that your entire family will join our virtual family reunion on August 1st. 
And we truly appreciate your patience during these unprecedented times. 

Sincerely, 
The Madison King Family Reunion Association

The Virtual Family Reunion Committee is working diligently to welcome all of you – our family from near and far, to an exciting video conference call that will allow us to CATCH UP with one another, MEET & GREET, PLAY GAMES & have lots of LAUGHS and FUN.
We’ve planned something for everyone, and we are counting on your participation to make this online event a success. That means grandma, baby, the dog- Everyone can and should JOIN!

TSHIRTS - ORDER TODAY




What’s a reunion without the T-shirt? 
https://stores.inksoft.com/madison_king_reunion/shop/home to order t shirts for your entire family and wear them at the reunion! Don’t delay… PLEASE ORDER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. We want everyone to get their shirts in time for the reunion.

HELP CAPTURE OUR MEET & GREET ON TRIBUTE 

GO TO:  https://bit.ly/2W2hXBR
Record a video greeting introducing your family. It can be small families or entire clans (safely socially distanced) on the video. Please say what generation you represent or the oldest known Madison King descendent you know. Keep it short (under 1 min) but fun and creative! 

JOIN THE TIK TOK FASHION SHOW 
(ages 13-19)
What were you going to wear to the Fish Fry? The White Party? In the Hotel Lobby??? Show us your best “REUNION FITS” on TikTok. With parent permission, of course, download the TikTok app, record your video and #madisonkingteen. Be creative and have fun with the fashion show categories- most importantly, interact with YO’ CUZZINS

FOR THE LITTLE ONES 
MADISON KING CREST COMPETITION 
(ages 5-12)
Calling all Picassos-- show us what you’ve got. Visit www.madisonkingreunion.com and click on the link for the family crest. Can you make a better one? If so, send us a picture (or scan) of your best artwork to win a PRIZE!


Q&A
How do I get a link to join? 
For security purposes, we’d like everyone to register prior to receiving a link. Once registered, you will receive a link on July 31st . 
How long will the virtual reunion be? 
The event is expected to run for 2 hours. But who know, we may keep the party going a bit longer. 
What if I cannot attend //What if I am in a different time zone? 
The reunion video conference will be recorded and posted on the Madison King website to view.