7th Annual Remember Rockford Families Reunion is planned for Saturday,
September 10, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day’s events
will begin at the Rockford Methodist Church. The Nonesuch Playmakers
Theatre Group will be back this year led by Brack and Angela Llewellyn.
The group will portray Rockford’s earliest founders and community
leaders in a living history drama. A few of the characters
will include: John Thomas Longino, Jesse Lester, William Polk Dobson,
Thomas Ayers, and Henry Speer.
Additional activities include sharing of family and local history,
tours of our historic buildings, and traditional music by Ashley
Holyfield and Devin Matthews. A BBQ lunch will be served at
the Rockford Methodist Church and is $10 for adults and $5 for
This Reunion allows families whose ancestors were a vital part of the
development of Rockford and Surry County to reconnect. Folks are
encouraged to bring their family histories and photographs to share
with Reunion attendees. A copier will be in the church.
Surry Community College has a local history/genealogy room available to
the public for research and would be open on Friday, Sept. 9 until 2:30
Go to www.rememberrockford.com
to find a registration form to mail to the Rockford Preservation
Society, Inc. at 4844 Rockford Road Dobson, NC. Or email
Hannah Holyfield at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call 336-374-3825 for more information.
Llewellyn as William Polk Dobson
Ray Jones as Jesse Lester
Grant Perry and Thomas Ayers
David Nielsen as John Thomas Longino
Brian Greene as Henry Speer
Hannah Holyfield and the entire
Rockford Restoration group