The 84th annual reunion of the Samuel L. Smith and Ann Catharine Lighter Smith family was held at the Farmer’s Picnic Woods in Petersville on Aug. 19 with approximately 80 family members in attendance. Evelyn Vollmer offered grace before everyone enjoyed the covered-dish lunch served at 1 p.m.
The business meeting was led by President Donna Winck. The secretary’s minutes were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and approved. No elections were held and the officer’s positions will remain the same. A moment of silence was held for all members of the family lost this past year.
A $50 gift card was presented to Lillie Mossburg and family for the many years that they have been donating all the prizes for the games in honor of Lillie’s parents, William and Mary Smith Buchanan. Steve Smith was presented with a gift to honor the many years he served as president.
Games were held for children and adults. Receiving gifts were DJ Gravley as the youngest baby, 6 months. Oldest man was Charles Smith, 93. Oldest woman, Jane Smith, 92 years. Most recently married couple, David and Hannah Pogue, who were married on July 21. Longest married couple, Charles and Jane Smith, 73 years. The couple with the most children and grandchildren present was Bonnie Mason with 13. Traveling the farthest was Billy Gravley, 250 miles. The woman with the most asked-for items in her purse was Donna Winck. Cindy Smith won the prize for the longest hair.
Family attending the reunion: Edward Smith, Donald and Evelyn Vollmer, David and Hannah Pogue, Micheal Pogue, Austin Pogue, Chyenne Pogue, Nancy and Dale Hughes, Todd Smith, Melissa Sams, Tina Cubberly, Nancy Smith, Robert Smith, Tom and Teresa Stine, Wayne and Cathy Smith, Camden Smith, Janine Nuse, Kim and Donna Winck, Steve and Kelly Smith, Derick Ogg, Devon Ogg, Wade and Darla Clem, Pat Smith, Donnie and Kay Smith, Shelby Smith, Haley Smith, Ashley Bidle, Logan Proctor, Austin Leatherman, Mark Smith (Tony), Martin Smith, David Smith, Charles and Jane Smith, Chris Smith, Donna McCurdy Smith, Nevin and Lillie B. Mossburg, Mary Smith Mossburg, Myles Torbert, Mya Torbert, Rob Smith, Bailey Smith, Rileigh Smith, Emma Smith, Savannah Smith, Gauge Smith, Kevin Smith, Kim Breeden, Justin and Cindy Smith, Karley Smith, Owen Smith, Dawn Bitzer, James Bitzer, Gene and Joyce Wolfe, Martha and Dickie Wolfe, Wayne Mason, Bonnie Mason, Cassidy Gravley, Kyra DeGrange, Billy Gravley, Chavon Gravley, Nidia Gravley, Dennis Gravley Jr., Matthew DeGrange, Paigeranna Snyder, Leilianna Snyder, Alianna Snyder and Nazir Snyder.