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WHEREAS it is the intention of the Mayor and Council of Cherry Hill Township to focus attention on noteworthy occasions and individuals; and
WHEREAS The National Hairston Clan will gather together on August 29 - 31, 2014, to celebrate their 41st Annual Reunion in Cherry Hill, New Jersey; and
WHEREAS The Hairston Clan was founded through an attempt to bring about a greater involvement of family solidarity and kinship among surnamed relatives whose origins began in nine plantations; and
WHEREAS The plantations included Marrowbone (1749), Beaver Creek (1776), Berry Hill (1782), Hordsville (1836) and Red Plains (1860) located in Henry County Virginia; Oak Hill (1823) located in Pittsylvania County, Virginia; Sauratown Hills (1786) located in Stokes County, North Carolina; Cooleemee Hills (1817) located in Davis and Davidson Counties, North Carolina, and Old Fort (1862) located in Lownes County, Mississippi; and
WHEREAS These nine thriving plantations were owned and managed by Hairstons, descendants of European Hairstons, who settled in the American Colonies to work and prosper; and
WHEREAS The Hairston Clan Reunion was officially organized on the second Sunday of August in 1931 at Rock Hill Baptist Church in Stokes County, North Carolina; and
WHEREAS For 41 years the National Hairston Clan has come together in unity to honor the past, celebrate the present and prepare for the future of the Hairston family.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHUCK CAHN, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the Township of Cherry Hill, County of Camden, State of New Jersey, do hereby proclaim Saturday, Aug. 29, 2014, to be
National Hairston Clan Dayin the Township of Cherry Hill, and do urge all citizens to join with me and Council in extending our best wishes for an enjoyable reunion.
____________________________Chuck CahnMayorAugust 29, 2014