Last Saturday, July 13, the Dunbar family held its 2013 Family Reunion at Aiken’s Carolina Bay Nature Reserve. Thirty to forty cars filled the facility’s parking lot to overflowing while the Dunbars enjoyed a traditional grilled dinner under the dense cover of the Bay’s trees.
As a hedge against our daily rains, tents were set up alongside the new open-air classroom/pavilion the City constructed last year providing a good place to enjoy a good grilled chicken dinner or to just sit and catch up on happenings in the family.
According to Toney Dunbar (who we caught taking a break from his food preparation duties), the family has been having these get-togethers for twenty eight years now. That’s quite a tradition.
The Dunbars were well equipped for the reunion bringing with them tents, tables, chairs, power generators, portable grills, and everything needed to support a four-star dinner served under the trees at Aiken’s Carolina Bay.
The only problem this reporter sees is how the organizers of their twenty-ninth reunion are going to come up with a topper for this one.
Thanks are in order to Toney Dunbar for the impromptu interview and to the Dunbar family for their hospitality. Take a look at the slide show to get a better understanding of some of the activities of the day. And, as always, thanks for visiting Examiner.com.