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.
Yesterday(Aug. 24, 2014) it was a beautiful day for a reunion. The skies were blue, the temperatures warm and the conversation lively. The Ephraim Hershey family hosted the picnic and we had a fair turnout. Lots of kids were there to take advantage of Paradise Park, Pequea Creek and the country setting for finding out about their ancestral home.
We had some cousins who had never been to the reunion, or at least since they were very young, come out to meet all of their Hershey relatives. The Hershey’s are all good cooks, so no one went home hungry. We were entertained by Ray Denlinger’s hunting story. His hunting prowess could have fed the 5000.
Next year the Vera Hershey Landis family will be hosting, so stand by for the Who/What/Where/When of the Reunion.
We had a number of additions reported and a few marriages. Look for your newsletter to arrive at your email when I get it completed.
See you next year.