Family plans reunion
The descendants of John and Sally Birt, who emigrated to P.E.I. from England in 1831, will gather in the Mount Stewart Community Centre on Sunday, Aug. 2, for their triennial family reunion. Seen checking the site and headstone of ancestors are reunion committee members Doreen (Birt) MacInnis, chairwoman Norma (Jay) Douglas and Trish (Birt) Burrows. Activities will begin at 1 p.m. with a pot luck lunch. The program includes story-telling, a sing-along, a memorial moment and special guests. Genealogy information will also be available. The reunion will conclude with a guided walking tour of the Mt. Stewart Cemetery where John and Sally and many other family members are buried.