The 49th Howes reunion took place Aug. 5 at Indian Camp. A covered-dish dinner was enjoyed by all who attended.
The reunion was dedicated to Edith Capocciama, who passed away July 26. She loved children and coming to the reunion. She sure is going to be missed.
The meeting opened with Junior Howes, president, reading Mark 4. Jachyn Howes, Lilyanna Howell and Ethan Linger won the kids raffle. Cindy Fletcher, Cindy Divil and Peggy Bond won the adult raffle. Minutes were read and approved. The treasure report was given and approved. There was no old business.
New business included a motion made by Virginia Howes to bring pictures, old and new, to next year's 50th reunion. It was seconded by Jennifer Kimble.
Shirley Tinney made a motion that the officers remain the same, seconded by Veronia Tinney. The motion carried. The officers are Junior Howes, president; Carroll Chapman, vice president; Berta Thompson, secretary; and Eloise Chapman, treasurer.
Carroll Chapman had a very good idea that some of the young people could learn what the officers do so they could fill in if needed.
Gifts were given to Bonita Nantz, oldest in attendance; Mylah Fletcher, youngest; Alfred and Katie Howes, with the most family; Krista Bond, for traveling the farthest; Franklin and Virginia Howes, the oldest married couple; and Justin Howes, the youngest married.
The meeting ended with Virginia Howes reading a poem called "Cross in my Pocket," and remembering the friends and family who were lost this year: Edith Capocciama, Reatrice Fultz, Karen (Huffman) Phipps, Billy Reed, Jean Ward, Clyde Cutright, John Hoover, Browny Hoover and Aldace Huffman.
There were 102 people in attendance: Junior, Lori and Shelly Howes; Jaeme Hulbert; Brian, Berlin, Carolyn and Bernard Huffman; Michael and Berta Thompson; Jennifer, JW and Michael Kimble; Danny Loyan and Kayla Kittle; Bob Linger; Justin, Nate, Cole, Jaelyn, Jocelyn and Michelle Howes; Shirley Veronica Tinney; Shaw Bykofsky; Aron Ware; Leeland Hinchman; Kaylee Weaver; Roy, Alfred and Katie Howes; Carroll and Eloise Chapman; Cindy Divil; Dewaine, Charlene, Dakota, Meagon, Ethan and Sierra Linger; Craig and Lilyana Howell; Crystal McCarty; Brock, Adrianna, Charelotte and Angelona Howes; Peggy, Krista, Eugen and Miranda Bond; Franklin and Virginia Howes; Scott, Taylor, Marshal, Faith and Hunter Henry; Terry and Kim Gould; Mark and Jaan Howes; Megan, Cindy, Dylan and Mylah Fletcher; Ashleeia and Brad Barker; Bruce and Bonita Nantz; Samantha and Vicky Howes; Natalie Josimovich; Scott, Quinn and Addison Buckley; Meagan Linger; Gut Howard; CJ and Jenn Jacob; Knessa and Rylee Chapman; Kimberly, Levi, Garret and Sienna Crites; and others.