$10 – $40

2019 Compton Family Reunion

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Courtyard Marriott (Alexandria, LA)

3830 Alexandria Mall Drive

Alexandria, LA 71301

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No Refunds

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  • This is a family gathering focused on discovery and unification. While it is primarily designed to bring those with genetic roots tied to Rapides Parish, LA (Bunkie, Lecompte, Alexandria, Red River Areas) and the Compton/Baillio families, all lines and connections are welcome to attend. The Compton Family Lines that are being actively researched and represented at the 2019 reunion are the decendants of the 3 Compton brothers who were he sons of Major John Compton (1747-1803) and Elizabeth Briscoe (1751 - 1790).

  • Details about Alexandria and Pineville - https://alexandriapinevillela.com/node/194

  • History: https://www.cityofalexandriala.com/sites/default/files/ahpc/docs/walkingtour_brochure_FINAL_3.p

  • Alexandria International Airport (AEX) Address: 1100 Frank Andrews Blvd, Alexandria, LA 71303

REUNION ITINERARY

Day 1 - Friday, October 18th, 2019

  • Reunion Check In – Meet and Greet (Family Contact: Karen Compton-Ward)
    • o Time - 2:00 - 5:00 PM – Courtyard Marriot, Check with Hotel for EXACT Location
    • o Pick up your reunion SWAG BAG, T-Shirt, and Food/Beverages Tickets starting at this time.
    • o Note:If you miss this window you can pick up your items on Saturday am between 9 - 10 am in the same location or at the hotel registration desk.

Evening Activity

  • Mardi Gras Night at The Peacock Center (Family Contact: Yolanda Williams, Lillie Samuels, and Angela Edwards)
    • 1724 Bank Dr - Alexandria, LA – 71301
    • Event Time: 7:30 PM – MIDNIGHT
    • Reunion Kickoff, Welcome starts at 8:30 PM
    • This is a Mardis Gras themed party - there will be music and a DJ - You can dress however you want. Jeans are OK. Please but be prepared to dance! Feel free to wear your Madis Gras mask and beads.
    • Food, drinks and snacks will be available but it is NOT a dinner.
    • Alcohol is allowed at the facility feel free to BYOB. We will provide a limited selection of beer and single serve beverages.
    • Raffle for DNA Kits will happen during this event.
      • Tickets are $10 each and will be available for purchase during the meet and greet and at Mardis Gras Night.
  • IMPORTANT: No outside guest please. Paid registrants only.This facility has a strict policy on the number of attendees. There will a police officer on site.


Day 2 - Saturday, October 19th, 2019

Morning Activity

Kids and Adult Geneology Activity (Requel Compton/Harold Hines)

  • Courtyard Marriott - 3830 Alexandria Mall Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301
  • Event Time: 9 am
  • Kids will work on a family tree template and do some creative activies
  • Adults will hear and learn about geneology research and can also complete a family tree activity

Day Time Activity

  • Reunion Celebration, BBQ and Party @ Kees Park (Family Contact: Yolanda Williams, Lillie Samuels, and Angela Edwards)
    • 2450 Highway 28 E - Pineville, Louisiana 71360
    • Outside Pavillon and Free Standing Tents
    • Event Time: 11:30 AM - 5 PM
    • Catered BBQ Lunch Served From 12:00 - 2:00 PM ONLY
      • It is NOT all you can eat
      • Food Ticket Required
      • Regular Menu - Chicken, Brisket and Sides
      • Vegetarian/Vegan Menu - Beyond Meat Burgers and Brats and Salad
      • Important:If you did not indicate that you were a vegetarian or vegan at the time of registration you will not be able to have this option. There are different foof tickets for this option.
  • Snacks, Non- Alcoholic Drinks, and Bottled Water Provided (Beverage Tickets Required for drinks other than water)
  • Alcoholic beverages and glass bottles are NOT allowed at the park.
  • Kids: There will be a bounce house and there is a splash pad at the park so kids can get wet if parents want.
  • IMPORTANT: No outside guest please. Paid registrants only Reunion wrist bands need to be worn for entry into our reserved area.

Evening Activity

  • Family History Shares @ the Courtyard Marriott (Family Contact: Lillie Samuels and Angela Edwards)
    • Courtyard Marriott - 3830 Alexandria Mall Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301
    • Event Time: Starts @ 7:30 pm
    • Room 1: Agenda will be published @ check in
    • Room 2: Agenda will be published @ check in
    • We will have a photo and video share station setup - feel free to stop by and share what you know or let us scan your pictures or other things that should be captured in the family archives.

Day 3 - Sunday, October 20th, 2019

Morning Activity

  • Morning of Worship @ Storefront Church (Family Contact: Karen Compton Ward)
    • 1600 Military Highway, Pineville, LA 71360
    • Worship Time: 10:30 AM
  • Brunch @ Piccadilly Cafeteria (Family Contact: Sarah Adams Higgins)
    • MacArthur Village Shopping Center
    • 1400 MacArthur Dr, Alexandria, LA 71301
    • Phone number 318-445-0209

TICKETS & DEPOSITS

  • Adult Tickets - Ages 18+ $75

  • Children's Tickets - Ages 4 - 17 YRS - $50

  • Infant/Toddler Tickets - Ages Newborn - 3 YRS - Free BUT please register so we know we have littles coming. (Shirts for little ones can be added for a fee)

  • Adult Deposit - Ages 18+ (Deposit of $35 due by 7/31/19 - balance of $40 due by 8/31/2019)

  • Children's Deposit - Ages 4 - 17 YRS - (Deposit of $15 due by 7/31/19 - balance of $35 due by 8/31/2019)

  • Deposit Details - Deposit must be paid by 7/31/19 and balance paid by 8/31/19.

  • NO REFUNDS if you decide not to attend.


HOTEL INFORMATION

  • Courtyard Marriott - 3830 Alexandria Mall Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301

  • Reduced Roome Rate - King and Double Rooms @ $89 per night

  • LINK to Book Hotel: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1551741289528&key=GRP&app=resvlink&fbclid=IwAR1HWKortyand1q3svHCV3Lw_ezZdSIdoQUCx7vwSfBBigWfUihmTS0OVDE

  • Hotel Contact: Shanna Worth - If you are unable to book hotel online or need help with rooms please call her @ 318.445.2415


DNA TEST KIT RAFFLE

  • We will be raffling of 2 or more DNA test kits as a way to raise money to offset reunion expenses as not to make tickets unaffordable. Please consider purchasing at least one raffle ticket.

  • Raffle tickets are $10 each for a chance to win a $99 DNA test kit.

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

  • You are responsible for your own transportation to Alexandria, LA. The hotel has shuttles to and from the airport and can be arranged directly with the hotel.
  • Many people are going to use UBER and/or Lyft
  • If you have transoortaion needs please let someone know ASAP.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
info@comptonfamilyreunion.com

What's the refund and funds handling policy?

  • No Refunds.

  • Funds to be held by EventBright - Payments to vendors and venues will be 100% transparent. Any additional funds will be used for Family Reunion Website hosting and registration and toward the next reunion.

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Courtyard Marriott (Alexandria, LA)

3830 Alexandria Mall Drive

Alexandria, LA 71301

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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