October 07, 2007

The seventh annual Harry and Florence Myers Younker reunion was held on Sunday, Sept. 9, at Camp Harding, Pecktonville.

Seventy family members and friends attended.

Welcoming remarks were given by Jason Malott, and special flowers were presented to Ruth Younker Malott and Edna Younker, the two surviving children of Harry and Florence Younker, who had 12 children in all. Flowers were also given to Mary Younker, widow of Ray Younker; and Mildred Younker Burkett, widow of Lloyd Younker.

It was decided to give a donation to the Stone Bridge Church of the Brethren Cemetery, where a majority of the deceased family members are buried.

The blessing was given by Jeff Spielman, and a lunch buffet was enjoyed by all. Candy guessing games were won by Louise Weller Golden and Shelly McKee. Face painting was provided by Melinda Malott, and water balloons were enjoyed by the children. Another successful auction was held, with Skip Malott as auctioneer. Popular items were a genealogy book donated by Rosalie Younker Light and a wooden planter made by Jeff Spielman.


The family decided to have the next reunion on Sept. 21, 2008.

Oscar and Matty Andrews and family hosted the 16th annual Andrews reunion on Sunday, Sept. 23.

Fifty-eight descendants and friends of Robert J. and Gladys M. Day Andrews met at Byron Memorial Park in Williamsport.

Ron Bonebrake asked a blessing on the food and the day's activities. There were lots of tasty dishes to try.

After everyone finished eating, prizes for the guessing games were awarded to Donna Conway, Debbie Andrews, Kristin Andrews, Nicole Conway, Clint Moss; and Steve Younger, who guessed the closest weight of a 98-pound pumpkin.

Two number games were played, and the winners were Jamie Derryberry and Amy Bonebrake-McNew. Ed Barthlow won the men's door prize. Kristin Andrews won the women's door prize.

Desserts were won by Zella Andrews, Ashley Andrews, Terry Andrews, Amy Bonebrake-McNew, John Andrews, Hazel Grossnickle, Bryan Derryberry, Linda Miller, Debbie Lightner, Donna Conway, Jamie Derryberry, Rod Bonebrake, Lisa Barthlow, Natasha Waite and Oscar Andrews during the old-fashioned cake walk.

The 2008 Andrews reunion is being planned by Catherine Andrews and her family.

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