August 2, 2019
6 months and 22 days since
our celebration.
Welcome to Austin!
Welcome to Austin!
Hello Family! It's that time again for the Grand Chain Family Reunion!

Mark your calendars for August 2 - 4, 2019 for our next Family Reunion hosted by the Clay's of Austin, Texas!  My name is Sheoni (Clay) Givens, daughter of Thomas Clay, son of Mark and Blanche Clay of Davenport, IA. I will be your Reunion Chair for the 2019 Grand Chain Family Reunion.

Registration for the family reunion will open on November 1, 2018, so remember to check back for more information in regard to reunion activities.

If you are interested in assisting with the planning or if you have questions or concerns, I can be reached at 816-813-5591 or by email at sheoni44@gmailcom. I can't wait to see you!

2019 Grand Chain Family Reunion
"Grand Chain Off The Chain"


On August 2 – 4, 2019, the families comprised of the "Big 6" Barefield’s/Barfield’s, Clay’s, Claypool’s, Henderson’s, McClelland’s, and Woolfolk’s will come together in the great state of Austin, Texas for the 20th biennial gathering in the “Lone Star State”, to celebrate family.
The Chair this year is Sheoni Givens representing the Clay Branch and your Co-Chair is Michael Clay also representing the Clay Branch. The seeds of this great tree that were planted in Grand Chain, IL have blossomed into a magnificent exemplification of love, life, and family. This year’s theme is “Grand Chain Off the Chain".
The Austin committee and family members are excited about hosting the reunion in Austin, TX the second largest capital city in the United States . Austin is rich in history, culture, and diversity and is noted as the "Live Music Capital of the World'.  Texas is  home to the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A & M University, Texas Tech University, and the University of Houston.

Austin boasts a host of attractions for all ages, including: Barton Spring Pool, Public Bat Watching & Sunset Boat Tours, Floating the River, Lake Travis Zipline Adventures, Haunted Houses of Austin Tours and many more. Click here, for more information regarding what Austin has to offer
We are committed to ensuring that this reunion is a continuation of the excellence to which you are accustomed. This year, we will be looking at new and innovative ways to make the family reunion experience amazing for everyone! We are working hard to come up with activities that ALL will enjoy.

Please use this website not only to register for the reunion, but as a platform to interact with the family and to share your ideas.
For a family this size, it is only appropriate that we host it in Texas, because you all know, "Everything is Bigger in Texas"!


Sheoni Givens
2019 Reunion Chair

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