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Free family reunion planning in Riverdale

Do’s and don’ts to have a successful event

RIVERDALE -The City of Riverdale is sponsoring a Family Reunion Workshop to help ensure that families enjoy all the advantages of gathering in the Southern Crescent.

The Family Union Workshop is scheduled for Oct. 27, at 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., it will be held at Riverdale Centre located at 7210 Church St. The workshop is free and there will be door prizes.

There are numerous things that should be considered when planning a large event for people with various taste. Some people enjoy outdoor activities, while others enjoy indoor activities, said Riverdale Programs and Events assistant, Sherry Henderson.

“It is a great opportunity for individuals to get valuable information and resources for planning a successful family reunion,” Henderson said. “Reunions are a time honored traditions of bringing families together to celebrate history and culture.”

Henderson has worked in the hospitality and tourism industry for 18 years , working with metro Atlanta market. She said family reunions were her primary market.

According to Henderson one of the number one things a family should consider when planning a family reunion is to consider everyone when trying to get the best rates from the suppliers. For instance they should think about family members who maybe on a fixed income, or other family members who may have larger families.

“Those kinds of issues are very important in the planning process,” Henderson said. “That way everything can be done at an affordable cost, and everyone can participate. Families should consider selecting a family committee to organize the family reunion. That way no one person is overwhelmed with all of the responsibility of planning a reunion.”

The family reunion workshop will offer “a combination of fun and affordability, when planing the family reunion itinerary.”

For more information visit wwwriverdaleculture.com