The 2009 Marsalis reunion was held at the Covenant United Methodist Church in Lafayette, LA on June 6th. Forty – three people attended, which was a light turnout compared to the two previous reunions. We had “cousin” from NC, AL, TX, and LA. Carla Ashbey (daughter of Carl Marsalis) and her husband Lewis hosted the reunion and saw to the food and all other preparations. Sharon Marsalis (wife of Mike Marsalis), one of our experts on the Marsalis family, had a number of family documents on display. Bill Marsalis gave a short presentation regarding the Marsalis cemetery restoration project. Chip Marsalis said that he needed a rest from the job of reunion organizing and that someone else would need to pick-up the mantle for the coming year.