Moore's Ford has forever stained the Walton-Oconee county border with the indelible stain of racism. Rich Rusk and friends invite you to their Christmas festivities December 1. The following video re-enactment they had nothing to do with in terms of staging, but it gives you a good idea of why racial reconciliation is so important.
Keep in mind the following is an invitation from Rich and the Moore's Ford Memorial Committee and goes on here in Watkinsville
Dear Moores Ford friends and invited guests,
Please attend our 11th Annual Moores Ford Christmas Party.
See invitation below. For a better copy and our full, two page invitation, please open the attachment.
We have had yet another good year and it is time to celebrate. Some very special guests have been invited to receive Moores Ford Community Service Awards, including:
Amrey & Debra Harden, GABEO President Tyrone Brooks, organizers from the Maceo Snipes memorial effort – John Cole Vodicka, Prison & Jail Project; Edward DuBose, President of State NAACP - and members of Snipes family.
You may recall - a memorial service was held last summer in Butler, GA for Maceo Snipes, killed by racial violence in 1946. Snipes, an African American who served in World War ll, had registered to vote around the same time as the Moores Ford killings, when he was shot and killed. Descendents of the Snipes family, who were active in the memorial effort, are expected to attend.
Mary Babington is heading up another cake sale fundraiser for our scholarship program. We already have some cakes headed for the Sanctuary.
Please RSVP but only if you are coming. Please do join us on this festive day.
This invitation has gone to many people, including some beyond the state of Georgia. Just know that this is our annual way of saying thanks to all those who have helped us, or with whom we have made important connections.
Best wishes and much love to all,
Rich and Janice Rusk
P.S. If you wish to volunteer for this event, please respond.
11th Annual Moore's Ford Memorial Committee Christmas Party
The Sanctuary, Downtown Watkinsville, GA* Off Barnett Shoals at Second Street
6 p.m., Saturday, December 1, 2007
(6 p.m. mix and mingle, 7 p.m. dinner & program followed by caroling)
Please Bring - A –Dish Meat, vegetable, salad, desert and serving spoon (enough to feed 8-10 persons). We will provide beverages.
CAKE SALE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR MOORE'S FORD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
Please buy a cake to donate or bake your own (requested but not required).
Cakes will be sold by silent auction. Moore's Ford themes are especially welcome!
Please join in the fellowship as our multiracial, multicultural Moore’s Ford Family celebrates another good year!
Please RSVP, but only if you are coming, by calling Janice Rusk at 706-769-0988;
706-202-7802 cell, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. To coordinate your dish with the head cook (not required), also call Janice at 706-769-0988. Guests are welcome.