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Hurt Reunion / Memorial Celebration Information

(posted 8/17/2013) -

Hello All,

Sunday, September 1st, Sherry and Ron Hildebrand will host a combined reunion and memorial for Janice Hurt Wallace and Imogene Adkins Hurt, two matriarchs of the Hurt Clan decending from the union of Tell and Pearl Wood Hurt. Ron and Sherry will be open for guests starting at 11AM. We will all sit down (tented) outside for a catered lunch at 12 noon. Do not bring your own food -- this is not a pot-luck this year!

Following lunch we will start the memorial (around 1:15 - 1:30PM). A Public Address system and microphones will be available so we can all hear the speakers in the tented area. Please think about stories you'd like to tell about Jan and Imogene both first hand and passed down in your family. You can bring notes or free-style, we're all among friends here and this is a time of remembrance and celebration of two strong women whose lives touched many of us many times over.


A few of you have asked about attire -- it is summer casual. The kids will have plenty of diversions (the bouncy castle is back), and the Kankakee river is just 50 yards away, with a fishing pier. We have received RSVP's for 80 people; and have overflow seating for up to 90 people, so everyone is welcome!

Finally, for those of you who are not familiar with Sherry and Ron's location; 707 Dudley Grove Rd is reached from I57 by exiting east at exit 312 (onto Illinois Highway 17). After travelling 4.2 miles east you will see a group of Red Balloons on the right marking the turn onto Sandbar Rd. After travelling south 9/10ths of a mile, take the third left onto Dudley Grove Rd (near a VFW/Legion Hall with a Helicopter) and follow it north about 3/10ths mile.