Whipples hold reunion

The 93rd annual Whipple Reunion was held Sunday Aug. 18 at Midway State Park. It was a beautiful sunny day on the shores of Chautauqua Lake at Bemus Point. Sixty-eight members and guests were greeted by hosts Daniel and Bonnie Bromsted. Joan Lisa handed out name tags to make identification easier.

A blessing was given by Carlton Wagner before the 1 p.m. buffet meal. Lydia and Jeff Galati grilled up and served about 90 hot dogs

Jerry Stearns, president, conducted the business meeting. Joan Lisa read the minutes and gave the financial report. The youngest direct line descent member present was 3-year-old Dylan Williams. The oldest person present was Paula Vogt, 84. The family with the most members present was Edward and Donna Daughenbaugh with 14. The family member traveling the farthest was Paula Vogt from Las Vegas, Nev. Four births, two deaths and four marriages were recorded

Members voted to hold the 94th reunion again at Midway State Park on Aug. 17, 2014.

A silent auction and 50/50 raffle concluded the afternoon’s festivities.