August 6, 2021
11 months and 25 days left
until our celebration.
Hello Family! It's that time again for the Grand Chain Family Reunion!

Mark your calendars for August 6 - 8, 2021 for our next Family Reunion hosted by the Barefield and Henderson Families of Detroit!  My name is Chalena Beasley, granddaughter of Lillie Mae Edwards of the Barefield Family. I will be your Reunion Chair for the 2021 Grand Chain Family Reunion.

Registration for the family reunion will open on November 1, 2020, so remember to check back for more information in regard to reunion activities.

If you are able to help us raise funds for the family reunion, feel free to set up a fundraiser on FaceBook. 
For the Grand Chain Family Foundation located in Illinois.
To create a fundraiser for a charitable organization, click here or follow these steps:
  1. Click Fundraisers in the left menu of your News Feed.
  2. Click Raise Money.
  3. Select Nonprofit or Charity.
  4. Select a charitable organization, choose a cover photo and fill in the fundraiser details.
  5. Click Create.
If you are interested in assisting with the planning or if you have questions or concerns, I can be reached at I can't wait to see you!

2021 Grand Chain Family Reunion
"Detroit, The Motor City"


On August 6 – 8, 2021, the families comprised of the "Big 6" Barefield/Barfield, Clay, Claypool, Henderson, McClelland, and Woolfolk families joining together in the great state of Detroit, Michigan for the 21th biennial gathering in the “The Mitten State”, to celebrate family.
The Chair this year is Karen Settles representing the Barefield Branch and your Treasurer is Edwin David representing the Henderson Branch. The seeds of this great tree that were planted in Grand Chain, IL have blossomed into a magnificent exemplification of love, life, and family. 
The Detroit committee and family members are excited about hosting the reunion in Detroit, MI the birthplace of Motown soul music in the United States. Detroit is rich in history, culture, and diversity and is known as the "Motor City'.  Michigan is  home to the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Wayne State University just to name a few of our higher institutions of learning.

Detroit boasts a host of attractions for all ages, including: Belle Isle, the Detroit Zoo, The Detroit Institue of Arts, the Eastern Market, the Riverfront and many more. Click here, for more information regarding what Detroit
We are committed to ensuring that this reunion is a continuation of the excellence to which you are accustomed. In 2021, we will be looking at new and innovative ways to make the family reunion experience amazing for everyone! We are working hard to come up with activities that ALL will enjoy.

Please use this website not only to register for the reunion, but as a platform to interact with the family and to share your ideas.

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