The Frank and Lydia (Buckwalter) Hershey family reunion will be held at Paradise Community Park on August 26th, 2018, Pavilion #2, starting at 1:00 pm. The park is located on Londonvale Road off Rt. 30 in Paradise, Lancaster Co., PA. Bring a large dish to pass, table service, lawn chairs and drink. Share your family updates and pictures.
There is a playground, baseball, basketball and tennis available, but bring your own equipment.
If you have any questions, reply to this website. We look forward to continuing this long tradition of Hersheys gathering in Paradise.
It’s that time of the year again when the Browns gather at Shirley Brown’s Oak Knoll cabin on Carnright Mountain Rd, Troy, PA. The Brown reunion is the descendants of John Sanford and Harriett (McCarty) Brown. This year it will be on Aug. 12th starting at Noon. Bring a large dish to pass, drinks and/or a dessert. I know the Browns are all good cooks, so I am looking forward to the wide variety of foods.
Bring your family updates and invite those who just never get around to coming to this annual event. Bring a lawn chair and any lawn games your children like to play. The kids have fun in the woods, just running around the mountain, but would also enjoy a game with their cousins.
The children of John and Harriett are as follows: Effie, Delbert, Allen, Bertha Cook, Lucetta, Elizabeth Bown, Charles, Clarkson, and Francis. If you are descended from any of these children, you are invited.
If you have questions about the reunion, you can leave a message on this blog.
It is that time again to let you know that the Frank and Lydia (Buckwalter) Hershey Family Reunion will be held at Paradise Park in Gordonville, PA August, 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Please share this information with your family. Postcards will be going out to those who have not given me an email address. You can leave a message through this blog if you have changed your email/address, way of notifying you about the reunion. We hope you will attend this year and bring your children.
For all who are interested in the 300th Hershey Anniversary the website is now on line. http://www.christianhershey.doodlekit.com It is a beautiful website to watch and keep in your favorites. They will be posting further information about the reunion as plans are finalized. Hope to see all of you Hersheys at the reunion.
Last week I attended a lovely memorial service for Meg Ellen Spencer, who died suddenly in an auto accident. I only remember meeting her once or twice at a family reunion, but learned a lot about her from family, friends and colleagues at the service.
Meg was a librarian at the Cornell Science Library at Swarthmore College and headed many programs for the school. An avid reader, she shared a love of books of all catagories, with everyone.
Meg was 55 years old and is survived by brother, Lon of England; sisters, Amy and Anne. Her father, Earl passed away last year.
Lots of White/Spencer family attended the service and stayed for cupcakes afterwards, so I was able to catch up with the cousins. We have decided to hold another White Family reunion next July, 2016 so stand by for further details.
It’s that time of the year again with Frank and Lydia’s grandchildren get together to catch up on the marriages, births and unfortunately those we have lost since we last met. The reunion will be Sunday, August 23, 2015 at Paradise Community Park, Londonvale Road off rt. 30 in Paradise, PA, lunch at 1:00 p.m. Bring a dish to pass, table service, lawn chairs and drink. Share family pictures and information. Please share this reunion information with your immediate family as we do not have email or snail mail addresses for everyone.
There is a playground and athletic fields available, but you will have to bring your own equipment.
If you have questions, please get in touch with Marlene Buch at [email protected]
Cousins Jim and Ruth (McCord) Blanas are the proud grandparents of Natalie Marie Blanas born 3 February 2015. She is the daughter of Alex and Jane (Graham) Blanas. This is the first baby for the Blanas family. Congratulations to one and all.
Ruth has been so excited to be a grandma. I doubt this baby will be spoiled.
Ruth and Jim are hosting another McCord family gathering tentatively set for August 15th in Allentown. Stand by for further news on both.
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.
Ruth McCord Blanas has organized a family reunion for Walter and Effie (Bell) White’s children and families. It will be in Bethlehem, PA on August 16th, 2014. If you are interested in attending, please contact Ruth and let her know. She will need a head count.
Don’t wait for a personal invitation just plan to come. You can also contact me via this website and I will pass it along to Ruth.
Shirley Brown hosted another John Sanford Brown family reunion at her lovely cabin on Armenia Mountain, Bradford County, Pennsylvania again this year. The showing was a little slim, but everyone seemed to be enjoying the gathering. The weather was perfect to share a meal, collect newts and visit the windmill farm on the mountain.
I collected the latest family additions and got to meet some of my newer cousins. Funny how some of these connects were there all along, but I never made them. As I’m growing older, I seem to become wiser about my relatives. The Brown’s didn’t move far from Bradford and Sullivan Counties, so many of my high school classmates were distant cousins. It’s only through the reunions that I put two and two together.
While at the New England Historic Genealogical Society conference, I was able to get some of my family lines back very far and now know where John got his Sanford name. I hope to have this all put together by next year so the Brown’s will know their glorious heritage.
I hope the Brown’s continue to get together and thank Shirley for making this happen.
See you next year.