Dear Family Members, 
We are pleased to announce the festivities that are being planned for our Benjamin and Edith Spaulding Descendants 2022 Family Reunion.  The hosting site for the event is the Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront and the Wilmington Convention Center located on the Wilmington Waterfront Riverwalk.  The theme for this year’s reunion is “BACK TOGETHER AGAIN.” Wilmington is a historic port city in North Carolina.  It’s known as a gateway to Cape Fear Coast beaches like Wrightsville Beach with its strong surf, and Carolina Beach with its long picturesque boardwalk.  Part of downtown’s Historic District, the famed Riverwalk is lined with restaurants, galleries and shops.  This scenic city sits along the Cape Fear River, where the Battleship North Carolina is moored. 
Based on current COVID-19 protocols and restrictions, all family members must be preregistered.  NO WALK-INS or ON-SITE REGISTRATIONS PERMITTED. Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination must be pre-provided for indoor event attendance, no exceptions. Our indoor events include a Friday Night Reception and Saturday Night Awards Banquet. A Saturday morning Heritage Tour (added fee) will visit the George Henry White Memorial Center, the Mitchell Field Cemetery as well as other historic family sites. Seating is limited so make sure you register early.  There will be an outdoor tent morning worship service and afternoon cookout/fun day scheduled for Sunday in Farmers Union, NC. 

We encourage all family members – grandparents, parents, and children to use this opportunity to explore our traditions, catch up with what is happening with such a large and dynamic group of cousins, and facilitate opportunities to make lasting memories and connections for a lifetime.