MALTA - The Baker Family Reunion has been meeting in Saratoga County since 1864, a year after racing began at the Saratoga Racetrack. And this year, the stakes are high for the reunion's organizers, who are seeking to increase attendance to keep it alive well into the 21st century, said Joe Cutshall-King, 2010 reunion organizer.
This year's Baker family reunion will be held Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Malta Town Park, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cutshall-King and his relatives are reaching out by e-mail, postal mail, and phone to invite family and friends to attend the event.
The Baker Family Reunion was launched 146 years ago when the 16 sons of James and Ruth Post Baker met with their families at the Baker homestead in Mechanicville. The reunion continued yearly and grew substantially and the descendants increased in number, with everyone identifying themselves by the Baker brother, such Israel or James.
The Baker Family Reunion is open to descendants and their friends, and to anyone curious as to whether they can trace their ancestry to James and Ruth Post Baker. All are invited to bring tableware and a covered dish to share. Hot dogs, hamburgers and cold drinks will be provided.
For details, call 692-9505 or e-mail email@example.com.