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Haller family reunion held in Boonsboro

July 27, 2008

The annual Haller family reunion was held July 13 at Shafer Park in Boonsboro to honor ancestors John Haller and Flora Miss Haller, who had 10 children (Alta, Clare, Grace, Louise, Myrtle, Phoebe, Ruth, John, Charles and Harmon).

Before sharing a buffet lunch, Mel Sappington of Smyrna, Del., offered the invocation with thoughts for those present and remembrance of those unable to attend.

Special recognition was given to the following: oldest woman, Esther Cheney; oldest man, Tubby Clopper; youngest child, Hope Gestl; and couple married the longest, Frank and Jane Knode.

Guessing games were won by Jane Knode, starlight mints; Ed Clopper, lollipops; Mel Sappington, mixed candy; Sue McDermott, salt water taffy; and Mardelle Poffenberger, green frog and Skittles.

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Ground prizes were won by MaryKate Lukac and Jean Clopper.

Dot Sappington, Linda Kendle and Ed Clopper donated the games and gifts.

Descendants and friends attending were Jimi McGlothin, Charles F. (Tubby) Clopper, Gloria Bragunier, Esther Cheney, Amy Gestl, Hope Gestl, Dot Sappington, Mel Sappington, Sue McDermott, Mardelle Poffenberger, Frank Knode, Jane Knode, Ed Clopper, Jean Clopper, Shelley Sarvey, Sam Sarvey, Tom Moseley, Linda Kendle, Michael Shoemaker, Cortney Budney, MaryKate Lukac and Marilyn McGlothin.

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