We had another successful Frank and Lydia (Buckwalter) Hershey reunion on August 23rd. The younger generation continues to attend and bring yet another generation of great grandchildren. The Hershey Reunion booklet got quite a few additions of marriages and births.
We had no deaths to report, however two days after the reunion, we lost Raymond Denlinger. Ray had regaled us with a story about Elmer Hershey’s chicken coop washing down the Pequea Creek during a flood, chickens and all, and lead us in “How Great Thou Art”. We will all miss Raymond and his wonderful music at the reuions, however for those who were lucky enough to get one of his CDs a few years ago, we can still enjoy his music. His memorial service will be September 19th at the Neffsville Mennonite Church.
We look forward to next year’s reunion when Esther Hershey Kolb’s family will be hosting the group. Until we meet again.