For the past 38 years, The Cook Family has held a week long reunion. Everyone travels from all over the country to be together for the week and take part in helping one another and insuring the future strength of family bonds through activities during the week together. The reunion has grown over the years through six generations to be a group of 40 to 50 people all staying together under one roof for a week’s time. They have competitions, various events, talent shows, and everyone takes turns running the kitchen each day.
Cliff and Doshia Cook began the reunion tradition almost four decades ago. The couple had six children, Gene Cook, Max Cook, Jackie Cook, Jerry Cook, David Cook, and Christine Newman all born and raised in Franklin.