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History of Reunion


Rainford Reunion 1:       Redfield, South Dakota, 2005

Rainford Reunion 2:       Dixon, California, 2008

Rainford Reunion 3:       St. Paul, Minneapolis, 2011

Rainford Reunion 4:       Aberdeen, South Dakota, 2014

Rainford Reunion 5:       Dallas Texas, 2017 

Rainford Reunion 6:       Estes Park, Colorado 2021

Rainford Reunion 7:        Black Hills, South Dakota 2024  


The Reunions were started by Florence "Dolly" Rainford, who wanted all the cousins and families to stay in touch.  She started in the local park with potluck lunches and enjoyed every gathering.   She funded the future reunions so everyone would be able to afford to come and the Auction has continued to build our reserve funds.  In the 30 years since Dolly passed away and families spread out across the country, the reunions are hosted every three years by her descendants.