Friday, August 11th - Sunday, August 13th
Where:  Seneca Rocks in Pendleton County, West Virginia, where much of the area is unchanged in the ensuing 2½ centuries, a tribute to the love and respect which the people of West Virginia have for their land and their history.  It is good to know that somehow, somewhere things have remained the same.
  • There are plenty of things to do in this part of the country, such as:  libraries and courthouses for Harper research; Civil War camps and battlefields; Dolly Sods, a federally designated wilderness; Seneca Rocks for rock climbing; backpacking, hiking, caving, canoe and kayaking; golf; Smokehole Caverns and Seneca Caverns; and plenty more!  For more information on area activities, contact Tucker County Convention and Visitor's Bureau  (800)782-2775, Pendleton County Visitors' Committee (304)358-7573 and Randolph County Tourism  (800)422-3304.
  • The travel agency I recommended last year is no longer in business, so you will need to book your own airplane flights and contact the motels directly:
  • Yokum's Motel, Cabins and Camping  (304)567-2351
  • Hedrick's 4-U Restaurant and Motel   (304)567-2111

I highly recommend casual clothes and comfortable shoes for the weekend, except for Friday night's banquet where you might want to be a little dressed up. 
Pack jackets and sweaters - it can get into the 40s at night.   Don't forget to bring cameras and plenty of extra film.

Meals will include:  Friday- ham and turkey, green beans, mashed potatoes, corn, rolls and dessert; Saturday- BBQ chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, and apple crisp; and Sunday- chicken salad on homemade yeast rolls with fresh pies.  Anyone requiring a special menu for health reasons should send requirements with this form; meal costs may be affected.

Reservation Form for Reunion 2000!

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Schedule for Reunion 2000!:

6pm          Get Acquainted & Harper Memorabilia
                 Display of Old Bibles and Photographs
6:45pm     Opening Ceremonies & Banquet
8-11pm    Old-Fashioned Square Dance featuring 
                 the "Always Late Band"

10am-5pm    Tour of Harper Sites 
                     with lunch at 1pm
6-10pm         Catered Cook-Out around the 
                     Campfire with Bagpipe Band, 
                     Hayrides and Ghost Stories

11am      High Rock Church Service in 
               Harpers Gap
1pm        Catered Picnic at Harper Pavilion
3pm        Tour of Jacob C. Harper Homeplace 
               and Cemetery; Closing Ceremonies

Saturday's tour will be the highlight of the weekend as we go from site to site, seeing the places where our ancestors raised their families and lived and died.  We'll be hearing the history and stories behind these sites and how our Harper ancestors lived back then.  Tour Highlights will include:

  • The original homestead of Philip and Anna Elisabetha Harper
  • Cemeteries of Leonard, Nicholas, Jacob, Sylvanus and Philip Harper
  • Churches (Harpers Chapel, Upper Tract)
  • Mills (Harpers MIll, McDonald Mill
  • Cave where Harpers made gunpowder