Family enjoys Howes reunion

The annual Howes reunion was Aug. 2 at Indian Camp.

The president, Junior Howes, opened the meeting up with prayer and thanked God for our food and friends to share it with, while also remembering ones who have passed away, Daniel Kittle and David Lee.

The business meeting opened with president Junior Howes reading John 10:9-11. Minutes were read and approved. The treasure report was given and approved. Under old business, Junior Howes gave a grill, for the family will be reimbursing him. Under new business, Eloise Chapman made a motion to have chicken next year, seconded by Carol Chapman. The motion was voted on and passed. Come join in next year for some chicken. Vice President Jennifer Kimble would like everyone to bring actual or copies of old pictures to put on display for everyone to see.

Lori Howes made a motion to keep the officers the same, seconded by Shelby Howes. The motion was voted on and passed. President Junior Howes, Vice President Jennifer Kimble, Secretary Berta Thompson and Treasurer Eloise Chapman are the officers.

The raffle for the kids was won by Michael Kimble, Rylee Chapman and Hunter Henry. The oldest person present was Robert Phillips, age 97, while the youngest was Alex Kimble, daughter of Jonathan and Jennifer Kimble. The oldest married couple was Franklin and Virginia Howes, with 55 years, while the youngest married couple was C.J. And Jen Chapman, with 11 months. Traveling the farthest were Drek and Rayanne Webb from Ohio. The ones with the most family members present were Scott and Tracy Henry.

Many people donated items to be sold. The family would like to thank Virginia Howes for the homemade peach jelly, along with Brian and Joann Huffman, and also items made by Aunt Pearl Phillips, who passed away in 1999. The family misses her fried chicken.

The meeting closed with the band playing and everyone playing games.

Those attending were, from Belington, Darl, Dandy, Danny, Jamie Kittle and Kyle Hannah; from Uniontown, Pa., Scott, Tracy, Taylor, Faith, Hunter, Marshel and Henry; from Shreve, Ohio, Drek and Rayanne Webb; from Coalton, Roy, Kay Howes and Robert Phillips; from Big Bend, Franklin, Virginia Howes and Terry Gould; from Indian Gap, Brian, Joann Huffman, Hestor Newcome, Peggy, Miranda and Eugene Bond; from French Creek, Junior, Lorie and Shelby Howes; from Buckhannon, Debra Woody Sampley, Ron, Ivy Smith, C.J., Jen, Carroll, Eloise, Rylee Chapman Craig, Crystal, Lyanna Howes, Bernard, Berlin Huffman, Jonathan, Jennifer, Michael, Alex Kimble, Bonita Nantz, Tina Hodges and Michael Thompson.

For more information, contact Berta Thompson 200 Gawthrop Road, Buckhannon, WV 26201.