(WTVM) - The community of Holy Trinity, Alabama celebrates its first ever community reunion on July 4.
People who grew up in the city gathered to remember good times and memories they have of growing up. The theme of the event was 'Where it All Started."
The reunion also showed youth hour important the community was and still is. There were games, food, music, and more.
"We decided to bring everybody back for a joyful occasion and celebrate our fore fathers and ancestors and all of our relatives and friends. We wanted to do it in a joyful occasion instead of a sad occasion," said organizer Tommie Thornton.
Holy Trinity has a rich and fulfilling history. The city's story usually begins with the procurement of the Mott-Burr Plantation in 1917 followed by the purchase of the Bradley Plantation in 1920.
Both properties became the center for two religious communities---the Sisters, missionary servants of the Most Blessed Trinity, and the priests and brothers, missionary servants of the Most Holy Trinity.
The properties in the area were working farms with cotton, peanuts, and lumber. The people who worked on the farms also helped run a sawmill. A general store and post office were erected at Holy Trinity near the present-day Terminal Road.
Other significant events and milestones include the Dairy Farm, lake, first laundromat, and more.
The community plans to have many more reunions in the future.