"In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future."  - Alex Haley

On behalf of the 2019 Wilkins Connection Planning Committee, it is our distinct pleasure to invite you to the great city of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, July 19-21, 2019. We are eagerly awaiting your arrival and we hope our preparation over the last few months and for the months to come will make this WCR a memorable experience. The 2019 theme:
Honoring our Heritage while Embracing our Future guarantees to enliven your spirit, stimulate your commitment and propel your hearts with a desire to attend future reunions.

Wilkins Connection Family Reunion
Weekend Itinerary

Friday, July 19, 2019
      6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

      Meet and Greet:

      The Holiday Inn Rocky Mount
      200 Enterprise Drive
      Rocky Mount, NC 27804
      Hotel Conference Room

      Welcome Package Pick up
      Family History Presentation

Saturday, July 20, 2019
      9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

      Wilkins Family Cemetery Tour 
      Located behind Conetoe Chapel Missionary Baptist Church

      12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

      Family Picnic
      Sunset Park
      1550 River Drive
      Rocky Mount, NC 27804
      Sunset Park

      Sunset Park, the city's main park, is located off Sunset Avenue on
      Taylor Street and River Drive beside the Tar River. This 25 acre park
      features a mini train, merry-go-round, concession stands, 2 lighted
      basketball courts, a boat ramp, 4 picnic shelters (with numerous other
      picnic sites), a little league field, 11 lighted tennis courts, a spray ground,
      and a tennis backboard. A fee of $5.00 per person includes admission to
      the Train Ride, Carousel, and Spray Ground



      The Sunset Park train is a Model G-16 Miniature Train built by the Allen
      Herschel Company and purchased by the Junior Chamber of Commerce
      (The Jaycees) in 1952. Model G-16s were modeled upon the F7 General
      Motors Diesel Locomotives. The train is driven by a 20 horsepower
      Wisconsin gasoline engine and is a scale model one fifth the size of the
      train it depicts. It carries 36 passengers. The engine weighs 2,400 lbs.
      Each wheel has vacuum brakes. Traveling speed is 8 miles per hour.


      The circa 1920 Hershel-Spillman “County Fair” style carousel was
      bought for the City of Rocky Mount in 1952 by the Rocky Mount
      Civilian Club. The Carousel was severely damaged in the flood of 1999
      and required extensive restoration which was completed by Carousel
      Magic of Mansfield, Ohio. Renovated rounding boards were added to
      include paintings of images found on 1920’s postcards depicting Rocky
      Mount landmarks and activities of that time.

      Spray Ground:

      Come cool off in our exciting spray park! Due to water conservation
      efforts the spray park will operate on the following schedule: Every day:
      1:00pm-7:00pm. We also have a bug ride along with concessions that
      include popcorn, ice cream, snow cones, and more!

Saturday, July 20, 2019
      6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

      Nash Community College

      Brown Auditorium
      1522 N Old Carriage Road
      Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Wilkins Connection Family Reunion
When: 07/19/2019 to 07/21/2019
Where: Rocky Mount, NC
200 Enterprise Drive
Rocky Mount, NC
United States

Contact: Randy Gardner