Her is what James Derryberry tells me about the next national Derryberry reunion, which includes Derreberrys, Dereberrys, Dereberys and any other spelling of the name, descendants of those in late 1700s in NC. James Derryberry, of the National Derryberry Family Association, has sent me, and many others, possibly you included, the announcement of the family reunion in 2001 in Oklahoma.If you already have the information, please bear with us so that those who are not informed will get the information. It will be held evening of July 20 to noon 22, 2001, at Robbers Cave State Park, which is 5 miles north of Wilburton, OK.The park is in the San Bois Mountains, very scenic place with tall pines, paved roads and much natural beauty.The web site is www.otrd.state.ok.us.Those who do not want to come for the entire time should plan on being there at least on July 21. 20 rooms at the Belle Starr Lodge and 19 cabins have been reserved for the 3 nights, as has been the meeting room for casual visiting.The cabins are fully equipped with kitchen supplie, cookware, dishes, silverware and linens, plus stove and refrigerator.There are hook-ups for Rvs and camping spaces near restrooms with showers..Check in time is 3PM.Reservations must be made by May 20th or they will be then open for anyone.Reservations should be made at 1-800-654-8240 or 918-465-2562.Rates for 2000 on cabins are: 1 bedroom for up to 4 people - $68; 2 bedroom for up to 6 people - $88; 2 bedroom with deck - $98.Rooms at Belle Starr, all with valley view - $78. Since the park did not have a large enough meeting room, the meeting of the clan will be at the Choctaw Nation Community Center at Wilburton.It will accommodate up to 300 people.It will be available for our use all day Saturday.It has kitchen facilities.A pancake breakfast is planned for Saturday.Saturday lunch will be the traditional cover dish by attendees.The meat will be cooked by a Derryberry from OK.If enough is leftover, may have evening meal there also, wait and see. There are two motels in Wilburton for those who prefer those accomodations. There will be a Friday evening barbeque in an open air shelter. Facilities included at the park are nice café, gift shop, nature center, swimming pool with lifeguard.Park Rangers are on duty for security.At the park, tours are available, as is several miles of hiking trails, riding trails, stables with about 50 horses, a lake, paddle boats, canoes and paddle boards, hayrides, cave rides, chuck wagon rides, fishing rides and miniature golf, For further information, contact James A. Derryberry, Route 1, Box 1800, Kinta, OK 74552-9725.James is no online.
Come join us, have fun and meet your heretofore unknown cousins.