On Aug. 25, descendants of James Lee and Celestia Baugher Smith, and Keefer and Blanche Linton (Rothenhoefer) Rice met a the Thurmont Communith Park for their annual family reunion.

A moment of silence was held for family members who have passed this year, followed by a pray offered by Oscar Smith, chairman.

A fried chicken dinner with side dishes and desserts was shared by all. Children’s games and activities were led by Jessica Ernst. Brian Rice headed the auction. An afternoon of reminiscing and memories was shared by all. Brenda Harbaugh was the 50/50 winner. Betty Smith and Brenda Harbaugh made donations.

Those in attendance included Ronnie Rice Jr.; Don and Betty Smith, Kyle, Sue and Aaron Monath, Ben and Rebecca Monath, Michael Crone, Melvin and Betty Smith, Dwayne Whipp and grandson Skylar, Deloris Whipp, Randy and Elaine Turner, Darin and Heather Johnson, Brenda Harbaugh, Hazel Rice, Ethelene Burrier, Hilda Schildt, Robin Shuff and granddaughter, Betty Shuff, Vincent and Sharon Cercone, Ramon, Theresa, Matt, Mark, and Josh Crabill; Adam, Dixie, and Keith Rice; David, Jessica, Paige (Rice), Jackson, Brady Ernst, Oscar Smith, Brian, Melissa, Nate, Chase, and Tori Rice, Christian and Holly Kleintop, Donna Rice, Alice Droneburg, Ikey Rice and Linda Kerns and guests.

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