Athol-Thurman 9/5/09

Bakers surprised with anniversary fest

Joyce and Floyd Baker of Dartmouth Rd, were indeed surprised when they arrived at the town pavilion Saturday Aug. 8 to attend a family gathering, only to find a crowd honoring them on their 60-year wedding anniversary. The event also served as a surprise early 80th birthday party for Floyd. The couple was overwhelmed to see about 110 people from near and far who had attended this special occasion. There were relatives, friends, and neighbors who all enjoyed a delicious pig roast and enjoyed an all-day get-together and visit. The party, planned by their children, was considered quite a success.

Personal notes, family reunions

The annual Russell reunion was held Aug. 15 at the Warrensburg fish hatchery with approximately 30 folks coming from near and far to share a picnic and to catch up on family news. Traveling from the Alexandria Va. region were Barbara Cason and her brother Donald Cason, descendants of the late Clarence Russell; children of Flossie and Lee Cason. Others traveled from Crown Point, Latham, Galway, as well as the local area.

Becky Hitchcock of Drexel Rd. and her daughter Nina Pollic of Ballston Spa have returned from a trip to Florida to visit her son Jason Sparks and grandson Hayden, 2.

The annual Wood family reunion was held at the Thurman Memorial Park Aug. 19 where all family members enjoyed a picnic and socializing, renewing family ties.

Next year plans are under way for all Wood decedents and their families to get together on Sunday Aug. 22 at 1 p.m. The organizers hope all relatives all be able to attend.

Mrs. Beatrice (Combs) and her husband Irwin Orcutt of Texas are visiting friends, relatives and former neighbors in the area. Bea is the daughter of the late Hollis and Lizzy Combs.

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