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. 

Spaulding Family Reunion 2022 Souvenir Booklet 
To commemorate the 2022 Benjamin and Edith Spaulding Family Reunion, a souvenir booklet will be printed and circulated at the family reunion.  The 2022 reunion planning committee requests your support to make this endeavor a success and a memorable family souvenir for the whole family to enjoy.  Ads can be created for greetings to relatives, in memory of deceased relatives, for business and political advertisements, and for congratulations for accomplishments, just to name a few.  All prices are as follows: 
Full Page: 125.00  Half Page: 75.00  ¼ Page 50.00   
Please send exact wording as you would like for it to appear on your ads or business cards and /or photos.  Ads sent without full payment will not be accepted by the souvenir committee.  The deadline for submission for all ads whether electronic ads or mailed is on or before May 31, 2022.  Be mindful that no ads will be returned due to the large number of ads expected.  Please do not send original photographs.  Instead, send a good quality photocopy that can be scanned.  If you plan to send your ad via e-mail, the ad must be attached as a PDF attachment and sent to Please do not send ads as an MS word document, because the ads may not appear in the same fonts and formatting may change when they are uploaded to my computer. 
Make checks payable to “BESD Association” and write “Ad” in the memo part of the check.  Please mail your ads to: Deloris Jerry 299 Booker Lennon Rd. S Bladenboro, NC 28320 Phone: (910) 648-5862 (H) / (910) 770-4862 (C) 
To make this process run as smoothly as possible, it is very important to send your ad and check together.