The annual Sherrod Sheffield Akin Family Reunion is held on the second Saturday of October in Jesup, Georgia. In 2011 this will be October 8th. The reunion is a gathering of the founding families of Wayne County, Georgia: Akin, Knight, Hatcher, Bennett, Gardner, Newsome, and Liles.
The reunion is held at the Nichol’s Pond House at 3519 Old Screven Road in Jesup (31545). It is focused around a covered dish lunch at noon with family entertainment. Bring your favorite foods, beverages, musical instruments, photos, and family stories. Paper goods, ice, and coffee are furnished.
The following directions start at the intersection of “Sunset Boulevard” and “s. 1st St.” (aka US-84 W/GA-38 W) in Jesup. “Sunset Blvd” at “S 1st St/US-84 W/GA-38 W” is a major intersection .02 miles south of the Burger King in Jesup (located at 998 Sunset Blvd). From the intersection you will be following “GA-38/US-84/Waycross Highway” southwest for 5.2 miles or about 7 minutes. Turn right (west) onto “GA-203/GA Hwy 203” and continue .8 miles or about 2 minutes. Turn left (south) onto “Old Screven Road” and follow it about .6 miles or about 2 minutes.
Call Troy Nichols at 912-427-6805 for more information.